The last Pump Station of CPC Expansion Project - PS-2 in Kalmykia - was put into permanent operation on April 18, 2018.
The new Pump Station facilities are located near the settlement of Achinery, Chernozemelsky District, Republic of Kalmykia.
The construction workers installed frame buildings, laid 220 km of power and control cables, installed about 3.7 thousand units of equipment at the new PS.
The total cost of the PS construction slightly exceeded 7 Billion Rubles.
PS-2 is an intermediate pumping station without tanks but with a pig launcher/receiver.
Its main facilities include: the mainline pump house, mud strainers, surge relief system, control room, fire pump house, administration building, treatment plants, etc.
The station is equipped with four hi-tech parallel-connected mainline pumps.
The PS is operated by crews working on rotation.
The PS equipment automation level is such that only about couple dozen employees per shift suffice to control all its systems.
CPC Expansion Project implementation commenced in 2011 when construction work was launched simultaneously at 22 different segments of the crude pipeline.
By late 2015, construction of a third single point buoy was completed at the Marine Terminal, Astrakhan PS, Komsomolskaya PS, Kropotkin PS, Tengiz PS and Atyrau PS were upgraded, the first new stations were put into operation: PS-3 in Kalmykia and PS-4 in Stavropol Krai.
In 2016-2017, another eight PSs were commissioned in Russia and Kazakhstan and the capacity of CPC Marine Terminal Tank Farm was increased to 1 M tons.
With successful performance of start-up and commissioning of A-PS-3A in early October 2017, the Expansion Project was fully completed on CPC Kazakhstan section.
The CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects with foreign capital in the energy sector in the CIS.
The length of Tengiz-Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km; more than two thirds of all export crude oil from Kazakhstan and crude oil from the Russian fields, including those in the Caspian Region, are transported by this route.
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.
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