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CPC Management Visit A-PS-4A and Astrakhanskaya PS

Астраханская ЧРП.jpgOn 14 July 2022, in the course of a working trip to the industrial facilities of the CPC Central Region, CPC General Director Nikolay Gorban, senior managers and specialists for operation and execution of construction projects visited the pump stations – А-PS-4А and Astrakhanskaya PS.
The executives inspected the station equipment, checked readiness of the personnel and contractors for potential emergencies and supervised the work progress at the PSs under the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP) started in 2019. By the end of 2022, DBNP will make it possible to optimize the transportation process and obtain extra capacity for pumping oil from the oil fields.
At А-PS-4А, the CPC management checked readiness of the mainline pump with the gas turbine newly installed on the foundations, as well as process piping and pipelines of support systems.
At Astrakhanskaya PS under DBNP, almost 90% of the industrial zone is being renovated. The builders reported that the new buildings of the indoor switchgear and package transformer substation would be ready for voltage supply in the nearest future to be followed by a stage-wise startup and commissioning of the new equipment. The shelters of the installed variable frequency drives are also completely ready for startup and commissioning.
Besides, the company executives examined the newly built mainline pump house, where installation was underway of utility lines, fire and gas detection systems and process pipelines of support systems for the mainline pumps.
One of the key issues discussed at the meeting with the CR specialists and operation personnel was further improvement of Safe Work Culture. Currently, leader specialists have been selected among the CPC employees and main contractors and undergo training in the present-day effective leadership practices.
Also, the necessity was highlighted to employ all resources for the soonest remediation of the deficiencies revealed by the supervisory authorities in the course of the recent audit.
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CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects with foreign capital in energy sector in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route transports over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including those in the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.
CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trust management) – 24%, CPC Company – 7%, KazMunayGas – 19%, Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%, Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company – 15%, LUKARCO B.V. - 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company– 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited– 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited– 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. S.ar.l. – 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.​