The project includes both on- and offshore components, and is capable of transporting 75 MMt/a of crude oil.
It extends from the Habshan Oil Field to the Fujairah Port, bypassing the congested Hormuz Strait, and has a 405 km onshore section and a 19 km offshore section. The pipeline’s design rated delivery capacity is 1.5 MMbbl/d, which will be loaded through marine single point moorings.
China National Petroleum Corporation was contracted to provide engineering, procurement and construction services on the project.
The first shipment of exported crude oil was loaded on 5 July 2012, and the pipeline’s commissioning ceremony was held on 15 July at the pipeline’s land terminal station at the Fujairah Port.