China National Petroleum Corporation : Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline becomes operational
On July 15, the commissioning ceremony of Abu Dhabi Crude
Oil Pipeline project was held at the Fujairah Port where the
pipeline's land terminal station is located. The project, with
CNPC as the EPC contractor, integrates land and marine sections
and is capable of transporting 75 million tons of crude oil
annually. Managing Director of International Petroleum
Investment Co. (IPIC) Khadem Abdulla Al Qubaisi hosted the
ceremony. Mohamed bin Dhaen al-Hamli, Minister of Energy of the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Huang Jiemin, Chinese ambassador
to the UAE were also present and spoke highly of the project.
CNPC Chairman Jiang Jiemin delivered congratulation to H. H.
Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of
the UAE and IPIC Chairman through phone call. CNPC Vice
President Yu Baocai attended the ceremony.
07/17/2012| 06:17am US/Eastern
At the end of November 2008, IPIC and CNPC's China Petroleum
Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC) signed EPC
contract with a total contract price of USD 3.29 billion. The
Pipeline, from the Habshan Oilfield in the West to the Fujairah
Port in the East, has a total length of 424.22 km, of which
405.36 km is on land with a diameter of 1,219 mm; and 18.86 km
is offshore including 13.46 km submarine section. The designed
rated delivery capacity is 1.5 million barrels per day which
will be loaded through marine single point moorings. The first
shipment of exported crude oil was loaded on July 5, 2012.
During construction, the project registered the local best
record with no fatality, no environmental, medical and
transportation accident for 50 million man hours. Thanks to the
technology management standards which are more stringent than
international ones, all qualified rates have reached to