Early 90 Years
The idea to create a new route for oil transport from the Caspian Sea region to Europe arose in Ukraine in the beginning of the 1990s. At that time the primary objective was to strengthen the energy security of Ukraine and enhance its position as a transit country.
February 15, 1993
The President of Ukraine signed the Decree for the construction of the maritime oil terminal “Pivdenny”. This terminal was supposed to become the gateway through which Caspian oil would flow to Ukraine. It Is also the starting point of the Odessa-Brody pipeline.
Construction of the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline. The construction was entirely financed by the Government of Ukraine.
August 5, 2002
The first oil tanker was served in the “Pivdenny” Marine Oil Terminal. . It delivered 100.000 tonnes of oil from Tengiz.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers prepared the business plan for the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline, and the Channoil company confirmed the feasibility and attractiveness of the EAOTC route for transporting light crude oil from the Caspian Sea region to Europe.
May 15, 2003
The European Commission declared that the project of the Euro-Asian Oil Transport Corridor is a project of pan-European importance (an official Commission’s communiqué concerning the development of energy policy for extended makeup of the European Union, its neighbours and partner states was directed to the Council of Europe and European Parliament).
May 23, 2003
Signing of the “Joint declaration of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the European Commission in the scope of supporting the project of Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor” during the conference titled “Project of Odessa-Brody-Płock oil transportation: Enhancement of the security and integrity of the European Union” was held in Brussels. Based on the above Declaration, a trilateral work group, consisting of experts from Ukraine, Poland and the European Commission was established in order to prepare the project of the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor.
July 14, 2003
Round-table in Gdańsk, under the name of “Odessa-Gdańsk: Northern direction for Caspian oil”, during which the Polish state-owned company PERN “Przyjaźń” S.A. and the Ukrainian state-owned company O.S.A. “Ukrtransnafta” reached an agreement to establish “Partnership” in order to develop the concept of extending the oil pipeline from Brody to Płock.
August 1, 2003
The Memorandum of the agreement was signed in the presence of the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Poland and Ukraine. The Memorandum of the agreement was signed in the presence of the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Poland and Ukraine. Based on the Memorandum the “Partnership” was established and was appointed as a beneficiary of technical support for the project, in the amount of 2 million EUR.
November 12, 2003
Meeting in Berlin, with the participation of the “Partnership”, the European Commission, the German Minister of Economy and Environment and the representatives of German industry unanimously supported the project of constructing the Odessa–Brody–Płock oil transportation corridor and its future extension to Schwedt-Wilhelmshaven..
November 26, 2003
Signing of the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland on exploiting the devices of the Odessa-Brody hydrocarbons transport system and their integration with Polish facilities.
The Government of Ukraine decided for temporary reverse utilization of the Odessa-Brody pipeline for transporting Russian oil in the direction of the Black Sea.
O.S.A. “Ukrtransnafta” and PERN “Przyjaźń” S.A. established International Pipeline Company MPR “Sarmatia” sp. z o.o., in order to examine the possibilities of extending the Odessa-Brody pipeline to Poland.
International Consortium SWECO PIC–ILF–Kantor won the tender organized by the European Commission for preparing a business plan regarding the implementation of the project of extending the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline to Poland.
Consortium SWECO PIC–ILF–Kantor finished work on preparing an extended framework business plan for the Odessa-Brody-Płock project, which was financed by the EU. The results of the business plan confirmed the possibility to complete the project and the competitiveness of the proposed route of Caspian oil transportation in comparison with other routes of supplies of this energy raw.
May 11, 2007
The 1st Energy Summit was held in Krakow, Poland. Its initiator and host was the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński. In the joint, official communiqué the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine and the special representative of the President of Kazakhstan declared their firm support for the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor Project.
October 10-11, 2007
The 2nd Energy Summit was held in Vilnius. The agreement between the Minister of Industry and Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Minister of Energy of Georgia, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Poland and the Minister of Fuels and Energy of Ukraine on cooperation in the energy sector was concluded. During the summit, the companies SOCAR, GOGC, AB “Klaipedos Nafta”, PERN “Przyjaźń” S.A. and О.S.A. “Ukrtransnafta” signed the agreement on joining the shareholders MPR “Sarmatia” sp. z o.o.
MPR „Sarmatia” sp. z o.o. invited tenders for preparing the Feasibility Study for the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor Project.
April 14, 2008
In the presence of the Presidents of Poland and Ukraine, MPR “Sarmatia” sp. . z o.o. signed a contract with Granherne Limited company, the winner of the tender for preparing a Feasibility Study for the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor Project.
May 23, 2008
The 3rd Energy Summit was held in Kiev. The Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Poland and Ukraine stated in a Joint Declaration, that accelerating the completion of the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor and the fastest possible commencement of transport of Caspian energy raw by the above-mentioned route remain priorities for the countries participating in the project.
November 14, 2009
The 4th Energy Summit was held in Baku. In the released communiqué, the summit’s participants emphasized the importance of connecting the Odessa–Brody oil pipeline to the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor system on time in order to supply this energy raw to the European market.
January 27, 2010
MPR „Sarmatia” sp. z o.o. signed an initial agreement for preparing the “The Brody–Adamowo oil pipeline construction project, with the possibility of its extension to Gdańsk or in western direction” with the Implementing Institution – the Oil and Gas institute from Krakow. As a result of signing the above-mentioned agreement, the Company accepted the rights and obligations of the promoter of the project, which previously was entered into the list of individual projects of the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” (OPIE), financed by EU funds. Within the framework of the Programme, 495 million PLN was reserved for supporting the project.
ILF Consulting Engineers Company prepared the Feasibility Study for the project of construction of the Brody-Adamowo oil pipeline, constituting a part of the Euro-Asian Oil Transport corridor, ordered by MPR “Sarmatia” sp. z o.o. A routing report for the planned oil pipeline was prepared. The above-mentioned route was entered into the Voivodeship Development Plan in Lubelskie Voivodeship and into the studies and local development plans in 19 of 26 gminas (communes) through which the pipeline will run. The environmental procedure was conducted and the decisions on environmental conditions for the project were obtained. The project passed the notification procedure for public support by the European Commission. The Commission considered that the aid measure, in the form of co-financing from OPIE, serves the completion of the objective being in the common interest in the necessary scope and in a proportional manner, and thus is consistent with the internal market.
October 14, 2013
The Brody–Adamowo oil pipeline construction project was included in the list of the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) of the Trans-European Energy Networks of the European Commission under number 9.1., among the priority connecting corridors for oil supply in Central and Eastern Europe.
October 24, 2013
At its 11th meeting in Belgrade (Serbia), the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community approved the list of 35 Projects of the Energy Community Interest (PECI). The Ministerial Council indicated two investments among the projects important for the development of oil transmission infrastructure, the Brody-Adamowo oil pipeline construction project being one of them.
Taking into consideration the previous recommendations of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Poland, the Minister of Infrastructure and Development of the Republic of Poland made the decision to move the Brody-Płock oil pipeline construction project from the list of priority projects of the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” (OPIE) to the reserve list. As a result of this decision, the funds amounting to 495 million PLN, reserved for the project from the funds of the afore-mentioned operational programme were relocated for the completion of other infrastructural projects.
An agreement was signed with Studio Plan Aleksandra Wiszniewska company for securing the planned corridor for the route of the Brody–Adamowo oil pipeline by altering the binding studies of conditions and directions of spatial development and preparing local development plans for the selected gminas. The objective of this agreement is to finish the planning procedure within the framework of the project on the area of 9 gminas, which so far had either none or only partial local development plans.
The completion of preparing the update of the Feasibility Study for the Brody–Adamowo oil pipeline construction project was ordered from ILF Consulting Engineers. The necessity to update the Feasibility Study resulted from the need to take into consideration the important changes occurring on the global oil market and the fact that co-financing from the funds of the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” had been withdrawn. The results of the Feasibility Study update again confirmed the competitiveness of the proposed route of crude oil transportation from the Caspian Sea region to Europe (Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor) in comparison with the existing routes of supplies of this energy raw and in light of potential demand from European consumers. The optimization of technical parameters of the project conducted allows to significantly reduce the investment expenditures and creates conditions for achieving profitability of the investment without the need to obtain non-returnable co-financing from the EU funds.
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