Three new companies join CEEP

Three new companies join CEEP

CEEP’s Board of Directors has accepted three new members into our association: PERN ’Przyjaźń’ ” S.A., Sumy Frunze, and Clifford Chance, as from the 2nd of October. The latter two are affiliated members.


PERN’s Przyjaźń Group is a national and regional leader in petroleum logistics. Established in 1959, to transport crude oil from the Soviet Union to Poland and Eastern Germany, the company became, in 1999, a fully state-owned joint-stock business entity. Its subsidiaries are OLPP Sp. z o.o., NAFTOPORT Sp. z o.o., CDRiA Sp. z o.o., PETROMOR Sp. z o.o. and Siarkopol Gdańsk S.A.

In total, the Group manages nearly 2,500 km of crude oil and fuel pipelines, and has a storage capacity of over 3 million m³ of crude oil and 1.8 million m³ of liquid fuels. It also manages a Baltic Sea terminal handling 34 million tonnes of crude oil, annually. The Group also provides various services, such as transport, handling and storage of crude oil, reloading and blending fuels, as well as laboratory testing of petroleum products.

The strategy of PERN’s ’Przyjaźń’ " Group involves strengthening its position in the area of crude oil storage and transportation, as well as developing further its activities in the fuels sector, including the expansion of storage capacity, pipeline networks, and the port’s infrastructure at Gdańsk.


PJSC Sumy Frunze NPO is one of the largest machine-building enterprises in Europe, manufacturing equipment used by the following industries: the extraction, processing and transportation of oil and gas; chemical and petrochemical; gas turbine, heat and hydraulic power engineering; nuclear power; and mining. Compressors and turbo-compressor units, unique types of chemical facilities, centrifuges, pumps and valves for gas pipelines, oil-refining equipment and gas-filling stations, drill collars and complex gas preparation plants – all this, and yet it is far from being a complete list of products manufactured by the company.

Founded in 1896, the company possesses the ‘know-how’ and patents for hundreds of technical solutions in the design and manufacturing of its products. It has highly developed metallurgical, blanking, welding and assembly facilities. Sumy Frunze NPO is implementing a large-scale programme of technical modernisation aimed at overhauling the metal-cutting, boiler-welding machines and equipment.

The PJSC Sumy Frunze NPO maintains close ties with customers in more than 40 countries worldwide, and has registered offices in Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Bulgaria, as well as sales representatives in more than 15 countries, including Germany, Poland, the USA, India, Turkey, Iran, and Kazakhstan.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance’s Warsaw office is one of the world’s leading law firms, with a global presence across five continents. Responding to its clients' needs, Clifford Chance has established a dedicated energy and resources group in its Warsaw office. The multi-disciplinary team of highly-experienced lawyers provides innovative legal advice within the spheres of the following sectors: power and renewables, oil and gas, and mining and metals.

According to the Chambers Europe Awards for 2014, Clifford Chance’s Warsaw office, together with other Clifford Chance offices located in Bucharest, Prague, Kiev, and Istanbul, has built a top-class "dominant firm in the CEE energy and infrastructure market".

The company’s main goal is to support its clients - the most ambitious sector players - in pursuing their often challenging business opportunities. Clifford Chance advises on investments in terms of the development of power units, mining projects and large infrastructure projects within Poland and other Central European countries. Their legal advice also relates to regulatory issues and the legislation process, both at national and EU level.