In the waters of the sea terminal of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) near Novorossiysk port successfully passed comprehensive tests tretegomvynosnogo berth to transfer it into trial operation, the loading of the first tanker with oil commodity
Tanker EURO 157.5 million deadweight tons on August 16, was moored at the SPM-3. After the process step by water displacement of the third underwater oil pipeline has taken on board the ship 135.5 million tons of crude oil grade CPC Blend.
In the event organized ceremony was attended by CPC General Director Nikolai Brunich, Deputy General Director of the project and the design of William Simpson, Regional Manager Marine Terminal Krichun Alexander, Director of the expansion project of the Caspian Pipeline Marine Terminal and control systems of the Company "Chevron Oil & Gas Inc. ‘Kevin Nance. To participate in such a significant event for the CTC was invited to head the city of Novorossiysk Vladimir Sinyagovsky.
Loading of tankers at the terminal until now carried out by means of two SPMs, can handle crude oil away from the coast, including in adverse weather conditions. To date, this method of loading tankers is the most environmentally friendly and safe, so it is used in leading commercial ports of the world. In Russia, such mooring devices exist only on Sakhalin. However Novorossiisk TLU set at a far distance from the shore, with the approach of submarine pipelines at a depth of nearly half bolshey (56-58 meters). According to specialists, Novorossiisk CPG can withstand the strongest storm of the recorded in the region over the past 100 years.
With two existing CPG during the operation of the Tengiz — Novorossiysk on exports shipped more than 326 million tons of Kazakh and Russian oil, including last year — 30.6 million tons Commissioning SPM-3 — an important stage of the project expanding the capacity of the pipeline system Tengiz — Novorossiysk, which substantially increase the volume of oil through the CPC terminal and bring it, after the completion of the Project, to the planned 67 million tonnes a year, and anti-friction additives — up to 76 million tonnes
Production figures of the Consortium will never prevail over industrial safety, occupational health and the provision of favorable ecological situation in the Marine Terminal — on the Black Sea. As the CPC General Director Nikolai Brunich at the event, held in conjunction with the first loading of the tanker SPM-3, start a new mooring in no way affect the ecological balance in such a favorite vacation spot of Russian citizens.
In turn, the head of the city Novorossiysk Vladimir Sinyagovsky noted with satisfaction the fact that for all time from the date of completion of the construction and subsequent operation of the CPC Marine Terminal company never allowed to prevent a situation that could lead to undesirable environmental consequences.
Trouble-free operation of the terminal — the result of the application of modern technologies and equipment, as well as high production and labor protection. It is no accident CPC Marine Terminal three-time winner of the International Award "Oil Terminal" in the category "Best Technological equipment", "reliable partner" and "Stability 2012".
CPC pipeline system — one of the largest investment projects in the energy sector with the participation of foreign capital in the CIS. The pipeline, which linked the oil fields in Western Kazakhstan with the Marine Terminal in Novorossiysk is 1,511 km.
The expansion project involves the upgrading of 5-existing and the construction of 10 additional pump stations (2 — on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 8 — in the Russian Federation), the building in addition to the existing four of six tanks (capacity of 100 thousand cubic meters. Meters each) for oil storage near Novorossiysk and a third mooring at the CPC Marine Terminal, and the replacement of 88-km section of the pipeline on the territory of Kazakhstan to the pipe of larger diameter. Total investment in the project will amount to 5.4 billion U.S. dollars.