CPC Oil Shipments Are Stable
JSC NC “KazMunayGas” reports stable oil shipments at the marine terminal of Caspian Pipeline Consortium.
Let us recall that on 5 and 17 August, Single-Point Moorings (SPM) 1 and 2 were taken out of service due to a crack found in the buoyancy tank support area. Subsequently, the cargo handling system of SPM 1 was flushed. Tanker search is ongoing to flush the cargo handling system of SPM 2.
In addition, the buoyancy tank of SPM 3 was inspected under water with no defects detected. Oil loading into tankers from SPM 3 is currently stable and shipments are on schedule.
Please also note that CPC is negotiating with potential companies capable of providing the necessary technology to replace the buoyancy tank. The time when SPM 1 and SPM 2 return back in service will be determined following competitive procedures and contract award to a future contractor.