Georgia: BTC Pipeline-16/Tetritskaro

Date Filed
01 Dec 2004
Status
Closed
Phase
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Country
Georgia

Case Tracker

Eligibility
Eligibility
Assessment
Closed
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Compliance
CURRENT Status
Assessment
Closed

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Residents of TetriTskaro

Cross-Cutting Issues
Land Resettlement Land Private / Personal Property Damage

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 December 1, 2004, the CAO received a complaint from a TetriTskaro resident alleging that BTC Co. used his land without his permission and that BTC Co. vehicles damaged his yard and vegetable garden. The complainant also alleged that the movement of these heavy vehicles had damaged his walnut trees, his sewer system, and the walls of his house.

CAO Action

The study concluded that although there were shortcomings in the adequacy of the traffic vibration monitoring when compared with international standards, construction traffic was unlikely to have caused the cracking to the complainant’s walls.

Status

The CAO closed the complaint on February 15, 2006.