Tengizchevroil announces the completion of a large project to replace and improve crude oil storage capacity. The multimillion project includes two new crude tanks, two new firewater tanks, electrical lines, a substation, a control room, switching manifold and pump houses. The construction was completed in December 2009. "This project was a success from many perspectives. We were able to make major reductions in emissions from our crude storage facilities while maintaining the same operational capacity. In addition, TCO worked closely with companies Byelkamit" and NefteStroyService to bring new technology and capability to Kazakhstan," - said Rocky Brannen, Tengizchevroil General Manager of Projects.
Several Kazakhstani companies including Byelkamit, NefteStroiService and Kazcomservice, cooperated to complete the project, helping TCO to reach high levels of Kazakhstani content. The last major phase of the project was a large fixed roof tank that was performed completely by Kazakhstani companies. The work included engineering, civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation works. The project reduces tank farm air emissions by replacing routine storage operations from fixed roof tanks to floating roof tanks.
"The project reached $92 million of Kazakhstani Content," - said Utebay Dyusenov, project manager. "Additionally, 600 local workers worked on the project daily during peak construction work. One of the most important things about this project is that all contractors have taken safety very seriously. We worked 4.5 million man-hours without a safety incident. Keeping the workforce safe is our top priority."
Byelkamit JSC has been a reliable partner to TCO for several projects. On this project, Byelkamit completed engineering, procurement and construction contracts for two firewater tanks and a crude oil tank. Prior to this project, a Kazakh contractor had never built a fixed roof tank this large and it represents a new capability for Kazakh industry. Pavel Beklemishev, Byelkamit JSC President, said, "We appreciate how TCO has helped Byelkamit to grow and expand services, by slowly and continually challenging the company with new projects since 1997."
NefteStroiService LTD in cooperation with Byelkamit JSC completed construction works on the new tanks. The company constructed tank foundations, roads, band walls and erected three tanks. Pulat Kabdurakhmanov, NefteStroService LTD director said, "NefteStroiService appreciates and is supportive to TCO's safety and environment protection initiatives."
Another Kazakhstani company Kazcomservice Ltd completed the 10 kilovolt overhead power lines and installed the electrical and instrumentation equipment. Kairzhan Kultekenov, director of Kazcomservice, "It was a new thing for us with Tengizchevroil to have a contract for engineering, procurement and construction."
KazMunaiGas NOC TCO Projects Management Department Director Ibraeva S.A.has recognized the successful completion of TCO tank farm construction and high achievements in Kazakhstani content reached under management of Utebay Dyusenov and awarded him with NOC KazMunaiGas award pin.
Tengizchevroil is a Kazakhstan partnership that explores, develops, produces and markets crude oil, gas and sulfur. All TCO operations are performed in accordance with the world-class safety and environmental standards. The Tengiz field in Western Kazakhstan was discovered in 1979 and now is one of the world's deepest producing super giant fields. In April 1993, Tengizchevroil LLP was formed between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Chevron Corporation. Current partners are: Chevron, 50 percent, KazMunaiGas, 20 percent; ExxonMobil, 25 percent and LukArco, 5 percent.