Report on environmental impact assessment to be completed next year
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 5 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The German ILF company will finalize a report on environmental impact assessment within the Brody-Plock pipeline project in June 2012, Sarmatia IPC Director General Sergei Skripka told Trend.
"Sarmatia together with ILF consultants started preparing a report on the project's environmental impact," he said. "The document will be prepared in late June 2012."
He said the prepared feasibility study has been tested by receiving a positive assessment. The feasibility study was also sent to JASPERS experts for assessment.
"The direction of the future Brody-Adamova Zastava oil pipeline was studied," he said. The length of the route will be 377 kilometers, of which 120 kilometers will be built in Ukraine, and 257 kilometers in Poland."
The Brody-Plotsk oil pipeline project was named as a priority project in the EU Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program.
About 495 million zlotys (about 177 million euro) were allocated to the project under the program.
The IPC must fulfill several conditions to obtain this funding.
Some conditions are reflected in the preliminary contract, which the company signed earlier with the Krakow Oil and Gas Institute operating as the program's coordinator.
Sarmatia was created by Ukrtransnafta and the Polish PERN Przyjazn company on July 12, 2004 to attract investments to design and complete the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline to Plock.
The Odessa-Brody oil transportation project sought to diversify oil supplies to Ukrainian refineries and develop the country's transit potential. The pipeline's construction was completed in May 2002. Its trunk has a length of 674 kilometers, with a pipe diameter of 1,020 millimeters. The pipeline's and terminal's capacity provided 9-14 million tons per year during the first stage.
Sarmatia was created under an oil transportation project via the Odessa-Brody-Gdansk-Plotsk route. Sarmatia's participants include SOCAR, the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation Ltd. (GOGC), Ukrainian Ukrtransnafta, Polish Przedsiebiorstwo Eksploatacji Rurociagow Naftowych Przyjazn SA and Lithuanian AB Klaipedos Nafta.