Brief project description
The Brody – Adamowo oil pipeline project envisages the construction of the pipeline, which will connect the Main Oil Transfer Pumping Station “Brody” (the end point of the existing Odessa – Brody oil pipeline in Ukraine) with the oil tank farm in Adamowo (the connection point to northern line of Druzhba pipeline system). It is an integral part of the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor (EAOTC), by which the Caspian and Central Asian crude oil will be delivered to customers in Poland and other European countries. The corridor starts in Azerbaijan, runs through the territory of Georgia, Black Sea, Ukraine and Poland, and creates opportunities for transporting crude oil to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and through Sea Oil Terminal Gdansk – to the recipients in Baltic countries. The Brody – Adamowo Oil Pipeline also creates the possibility to transport the crude oil in reverse mode – from Baltic Sea to the consumers in Ukraine, Slovak and Czech Republic.The Project envisages the construction of the following infrastructure:
• Pipeline between the Main Oil Transfer Pumping Station “Brody” (Ukraine) and oil tank farm in Adamowo (Poland). Its total length is 397,9 km (270,5 km in Poland + 127,4 km in Ukraine). Diameter of the pipe is 710 mm (28”). Initial capacity - 10 MTA.
• One main pump station (in Brody).
• Control system SCADA with optical fiber cable along the pipeline
• 29 block valve stations (6 on the Ukrainian side and 23 on Polish side).
The main objective of the project is to improve the energy security of the European Union member states, including Poland, by diversifying oil supply routes and sources. This objective assumes that it will be possible to supply at the first stage up to 10 million tons of oil annually (MTA) from the Caspian Sea and Central Asia regions to the mentioned countries. In an emergency, it will be technically possible to send the entire volume of 10 MTA of Caspian and Central Asian oil to those customers in the Member States to which oil supplies from traditional directions will be impossible or reduced considerably due to a failure or other reason. The delivery of Caspian and Central Asian crude oil through the Adamowo – Brody pipeline will increase the security of oil transportation to the countries along the route. It will enhance the diversification of supply routes to the EU and Poland by not relying heavily on receiving crude from a single source in the world. Such connections would result in a high level of interoperability of the regional oil pipeline network, thus ensuring continuous oil flows to the depending refineries in case of a supply disruption in the conventional supply route.
The project will provide for integration of Ukrainian oil transportation system with Polish and European ones increasing European Energy Solidarity and improves the economic ties between the EU and countries participating in the project. It will strengthen partnership with the producing partners and give way to better promote EU policies outside its borders. The project will also enhance, as underlined, the functioning of the internal European and Polish energy market by ensuring stable supplies and eliminating monopolistic price fixing. The Brody - Adamowo oil pipeline creates the possibility to transport the crude oil in reverse mode – from Baltic Sea to the consumers in Ukraine, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It will enhance the interoperability of the European oil transportation system and allow to minimize the risks of the crude oil delivery interruption. The project contributes to protecting and improving the condition of the natural environment and health by avoiding shipping risks and emissions arising from tanker traffic which would be the transport alternative in case the Brody - Adamowo pipeline was not realized.