10.02.2020

Safety Audit of Black Sea Terminal Operations

At Kulevi Oil Terminal, various processes related to the loading, offloading and transshipment of oil products are being carried out on a daily basis. It is very important to control these processes under the Process Safety and Assets Integrity Management programs as part of the Operation and Integrity Management Strategies of the terminal.  

 

As usual, large quantities of hazardous substances are stored and processed at oil terminals. In cases of improper design, construction, operation or maintenance, there is high risk of accident. Accidents can lead to uncontrolled spills, fires and explosions, potentially resulting in a massive environmental disaster.

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07.02.2020

Electricians training and certification

Electrician being a profession that requires accumulated knowledge and skills, training and certification was conducted for the employees of Black Sea Terminal LLC in cooperation with Georgian State Technical University.

 

This certification process is a continuous ongoing process at the terminal to ensure that the employees can demonstrate accumulated knowledge and skills in their jobs.  The training included theoretical session with group discussion. At the end of the training session the participants were assessed online and accordingly graded IV and V categories, which enable them to work in relevant places.

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03.02.2020

Steam boiler operators training and certification

Knowledge is power and it can keep employees and profit safe and increase the manufacturing efficiency of the employees.  So at Kulevi Oil Terminal, employees are provided the best opportunities for seeking training to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to keep themselves and others safe.  

 

Accordingly, training and recertification was arranged for steam boiler operators for increasing their job efficiency and ensuring safety and compliance.  The training focused mainly on boiler components, construction and combustion, boiler operation and boiler maintenance.

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28.01.2020

International Port Security (IPS) program

The International Port Security (IPS) program was developed by the U.S. Coast Guard to partner with other maritime nations in deterring terrorist attacks on port facilities. The IPS program also uses the International Labour Organization Code of Practice on Security in Ports to help fill gaps in the overall review of security measures are in place in a country.

 

As a part of this program, Georgia is among of those maritime nations, who participate in IPS program, and in the frames of this program a Country Security Assessment is being conducted in Ports of Georgia once every two years, which considers inspection of ISPS Code implementation.

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24.01.2020

Safety: Working at Height

Working at height is always a high-risk activity. Falls are the largest cause of injury in the oil and gas industry. Such incidents can be avoided by providing employees access to the appropriate equipment and making sure the equipment is used properly.

 

Falls can occur above and below ground. Falls while working at height can occur from ladders, through gaps or holes in working platforms, through fragile materials and whilst accessing areas. In addition, serious injury can result from material falling or being thrown from above – especially during maintenance procedures like cleaning and demolishing, as well as during access and inspection activities.

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22.01.2020

Port facility security

Port facility security is a key function that affects all aspects of port operations - from the safety of personnel and equipment to the security of the cargo. It includes physical perimeter security, which can be defined as systems and technologies that protect people and assets within a facility and its grounds by blocking unauthorized physical intrusions across the perimeter.

 

Based on the last port facility security assessment conducted by Black Sea Terminal (BST), the recommendations were made to enhance the port’s perimeter security, in particular, upgrading the fencing that surrounds the premises. 

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20.01.2020

The 30th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy

Today, Azerbaijan commemorates the 30th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy.

 

On January 20, 1990, the Soviet army forces entered Baku to suppress the masses protesting the USSR-supported Armenian aggression based on territorial claims against Azerbaijan.

 

On the night of January 19-20, 1990, 147 people were killed, 744 were injured and 841 were illegally arrested after Soviet troops entered Baku. The Soviet troops also destroyed 200 apartments and houses, as well as private and public property.

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17.01.2020

Supporting Disabled Children's Day Care Center

The care that the Lazare – 2015 Disabled Children's Day Care Center provides is both exceptional and unique, because their beneficiaries are pre-teenagers who are in need of special care, attention and at the same time need help in integrating into the community. 

 

In order to help support this daycare center, Black Sea Terminal (BST) had one of its representative visits the center and provide them with gifts. 

 

The meeting was very warm and emotional. 

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15.01.2020

Fire-fighting system upgrade

A major aspect of the maintenance program at Black Sea Terminal (BST) is the upgrade and maintenance of the firefighting system.

 

The firefighting system must be regularly maintained and tested under the control of a planned maintenance system. The major challenge is the corrosion control of the firefighting lines. But with the qualified corrosion control team at Black Sea Terminal, and preventive measures like planned NDT and visual inspections of the system, BST is able to spot any potential risk or failure and intervene before something becomes a critical issue.

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13.01.2020

Updating of ERT documentation for 2020

An analysis of the results of the past year allows us to identify the weaknesses and shortcomings of our Emergency Response Team’s activity. As a result, measures are taken regularly to improve the situation.

 

For a better solution to the problems facing the department, a strong regulatory and documentary foundation is needed. To this end, by the beginning of the New Year, a review of all the relevant ERT documentation was conducted.

 

In accordance with the new requirements, the following regulatory documents were revised and updated:

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