Georgia: BTC Pipeline-14/Vale

Date Filed
08 Aug 2004
Status
Closed
Phase
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Country
Georgia

Case Tracker

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

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Georgian Young Lawyers Association

Cross-Cutting Issues
Land Resettlement Land

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 August 8, 2004, the CAO received three separate complaints from individual residents of the village of Vale regarding land compensation. The complaints were filed by the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) on behalf of the residents.

CAO Action

The CAO accepted the complaints on December 8, 2004. CAO worked together to facilitate agreements between BTC Co. and GYLA to resolve the complaints.

Status

BTC Co. and GYLA negotiated and reached settlement on the three claims, and CAO closed the complaints in December 2005.