Georgia: BTC Pipeline-13/Tsalka

Date Filed
22 Jul 2004
Status
Closed
Phase
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Country
Georgia

Case Tracker

Eligibility
Eligibility
Assessment
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Mediation
Monitoring
Closed
Compliance
CURRENT Status
Closed(DISPUTE RESOLUTION)

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Residents of Tsalka

Cross-Cutting Issues
Community Health and Safety Land Unfulfilled Commitments

Project Information

Region
Europe & Central Asia
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
Baku Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline 11251
Company
Baku Tiblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline
Sector
Mining, Oil, Gas and Chemicals
Department
Other
Category
A
Commitment

$125 million (A loan) $125 million (B loan)

Synopsis

Complaint

 The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil and gas pipeline is a 1,768 km long crude oil pipeline stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second longest oil pipeline in the world and passes through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. IFC has invested $250 million since 2003 and the total project cost is approximately $3.6 billion. The project is operated by BTC Co., which comprises a consortium of 11 partners. To date, CAO has received 33 complaints in relation to the project ranging from individuals to communities to local organizations. On July 22, 2004, the CAO received a complaint from Tsalka residents claiming that a pipeline construction work camp in their village had caused homes to flood, due the absence of adequate storm water management during construction of the camp, and an increase in the impermeable surface area in the locality.

CAO Action

The CAO accepted the complaint on August 2, 2004, and an assessment report was released on November 24, 2004. The CAO recommended that BTC Co.’s and their subcontractors’ grievance recourse mechanism process be streamlined. After follow-up inquiries, CAO found that BTC Co. and its subcontractor, Spie-Capag and Petrofac Joint Venture (SPJV), had responded to some of the complainants’ claims by compensating some individuals and repairing municipal roads and ditches.

Status

CAO closed the complaint in May 2, 2005.

Case Documents

  • Dispute Resolution

    Assessment Report(s)
    Assessment Report
    May 21, 2004
    English
    Assessment Report
    Assessment Report
    May 21, 2004
    Georgian
    Assessment Report