Land allotment for Brody-Plock oil pipeline being discussed in Poland
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The Sarmatia International Pipeline Company has launched the procedure for the preparation of the land plans for nine administrative units in Poland, through which the route of Brody-Plock (Adam's gate) oil pipeline will pass, Sarmatia Director General Sergei Skripka told Trend.
He said that all nine communes [smallest administrative unit in Poland] have made the appropriate decision and have already started preparing the land plans.
"Negotiations with the communes lasted a long time," Skripka said. "The last of the communes decided to launch this procedure at the session November 26. According to the contract signed in September, the maximum period of time allowed for the preparation of all these plans is 18 months. Thus, by March 2017 this work will be completed."
Earlier, at the stage of obtaining an environmental permit for the construction of an oil pipeline, changes were made to the plans of the communes which have such plans. But apart from 19 communes which have such plans, there are still nine communes without such plans through which the route of the pipeline runs. In order to finally resolve the routing issue, so that it would be fully secured for the future construction, it was decided to prepare plans for the laying the route for nine communes which don't have plans.
He said that the preparatory work relating to the allocation of land for construction will be carried out simultaneously with the preparation of the pipeline route plan.
"This work is called preparatory because the main work will be done later, when the final decision on the project is made," Skripka said. "It will be linked to the signing of contracts with the owners of land, and at the preparatory stage, we will have to make a complete register of the owners of these land plots and clarify their actual state."
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.
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