Poland to speed up land allotment for Brody-Plock oil pipeline

Economy Materials 18 May 2016 16:41 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18

By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:

Sarmatia International Pipeline Company plans to accelerate the land plan preparation for nine administrative units of Poland, on the territory of which the route of Brody-Plock (Adam's gate) oil pipeline will pass, director general of the company Sergei Skripka told Trend.

He said that the procedure for preparation of the local land use plan was launched in late 2015.

"This is quite a long and time-consuming procedure," said Skripka. "It is planned that this phase of the project will be completed in March 2017, but we will try to speed up this process. The preparation of landowners' database will become the next important step."

He added that this issue will be discussed at the annual meeting of the shareholders of the pipeline company to be held before late June 2016.

"Approval of reports of past activities, plan and forms of work for the year, as well as the course of preparation for the construction of the oil pipeline are among the issues, which will be on the agenda," said Skripka.

The Brody-Plock (Adam's gate) oil pipeline is currently the sole missing part of the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor (EOTC). As a result of realization of this project, the Caspian states will receive an additional reliable route for their oil supplies to the European market, new customers, and opportunities to work in adjacent markets will also expand.

The studies on the choice of a route for the future Brody-Adam's gate oil pipeline have been completed. The route's total length will be 377 kilometers, some 120 kilometers of the pipeline being built in Ukraine, and 257 kilometers in Poland.

The Ukrainian company Ukrtransnafta and the Polish company PERN Przyjazn established IPE Sarmatia on July 12, 2004.

The participants of Sarmatia are: the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation Ltd. (GOGC), Ukrainian UkrTransNafta, Polish Przedsiebiorstwo Eksploatacji Rurociagow Naftowych Przyjazn S.A. and Lithuanian AB Klaipedos Nafta. The share of the main participants is 24.75 percent each, while the Lithuanian company has a one percent share.

Odessa-Brody oil transport project was aimed at diversification of the oil supply to Ukrainian refineries and developing the country's transit opportunities. The construction of Odessa-Brody was completed in May 2002.

The length of the pipeline is 674 kilometers, while the diameter of the pipe is equal to 1,020 millimeters.