Sarmatia signs agreements on Brody-Plotsk oil pipeline

Oil&Gas Materials 9 December 2011 17:35 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 9 / Trend, E. Ismayilov /

The Sarmatia International Pipeline Company (IPC) signed a cooperation agreement with all Polish administrative-territorial units, through which a plot of the Brody-Plock oil pipeline ("Adam's gate") will stretch, Sarmatia IPC Director General Sergey Skripka told Trend on Friday.

"In particular the cooperation agreement was signed with Ljubljana region (administrative unit) of Poland, as well as with all powiats and gmina (small units of Polish rural self-government). About 90 percent of the Brody-Plock pipeline will stretch through the Ljubljana region," Skripka said.

The direction of the future Brody-Adamova Zastava oil pipeline was studied, Skripka said earlier. The length of the route will be 377 kilometers, 120 kilometers of which 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.

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.