CPC receiving oil at Tengiz OPS and Atyrau OPS at reduced rates, utilizing backup energy sources
MOSCOW. July 4 (Interfax) - The after-effects of the power drawdown incident at the Mangystau Nuclear Power Plant in Kazakhstan have not been fully remedied, which is affecting the power supply to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), the CPC said in a statement.
According to the CPC, the Tengiz oil pumping station, the Atyrau OPS, the Isatai OPS, and the Kurmangazy OPS were relaunched following stabilization of voltage in the power system on July 3. However, restrictions on the supply of energy to the company's facilities resumed on the morning of July 4.
"The Tengiz OPS was shut down as per emergency signals. The facility was urgently switched to autonomous power sources. Further restrictions have affected the Atyrau OPS, the Isatai OPS, and the Kurmangazy OPS, which have been shut down completely," the CPC clarifies.
"The CPC is currently receiving oil at the Tengiz OPS and the Atyrau OPS at reduced rates, utilizing backup sources of power supply for the facilities, and the oil pipeline in Kazakhstan has relaunched operations following the shutdown," the consortium notes.