Fluor wins contract to expand the Caspian pipeline

Engineering, procurement and construction company Fluor has been awarded a contract by Chevron Neftegaz — one of three project managers engaged by the Caspian Pipeline Consortium for its recently announced expansion project.

Fluor will provide project services for the marine terminal and supervisory control and data system (SCADA) portions of the Caspian Pipeline Expansion project.

The pipeline begins in western Kazakhstan and runs 1,510km west to the terminal in Novorossiysk, Russia, on the Black Sea.

Scheduled to be completed at the end of 2014, this expansion of the Caspian pipeline and terminal to increase oil transportation capacity is claimed to be crucial to Russia, Kazakhstan and European economic stability and to meet energy demand.