05.03.2020

Georgia-Azerbaijan Business Forum

Georgia-Azerbaijan Business Forum was organized by EU-Georgia Business Council, on 5th of March in Tbilisi. Kulevi Oil Terminal was a partner of the event.

 

Ekaterine Mikabadze, First Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia participated in the business forum, as well as Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Georgia – Dursun Hasanov; General Director of Socar  Energy Georgia – Mahir Mamedovand many other representatives of Georgian-Azeri business companies from various sectors namely Energy, Oil and Gas, 

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26.02.2020

Years pass, but the victims of the Khojaly genocide will never be forgotten

For the last 28 years the civilized world has paid tribute to the memory of the innocent people who were massacred in the town of Khojaly, Azerbaijan on February 26, 1992.

 

The unprecedented atrocities committed by the aggressors against women, children and the elderly have been recognized by the modern world, various countries and international organizations as a genocide against the nation of Azerbaijan.

 

As a sign of sincere solidarity and sympathy towards the tragedy of Khojaly and for the 

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20.02.2020

Yearly Environmental Monitoring at Kulevi Oil Terminal

According to the agreement between Black Sea Terminal (BST) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MoE), BST is to conduct environmental monitoring of terminal facilities and the adjacent areas. The environmental monitoring process is described in the Environmental Monitoring and Measurement scheme approved by the MoE. Environmental monitoring is aimed at measuring, controlling and mitigating any negative influence on the environment resulting from the operation of BST. Yearly environmental monitoring includes soil and water sampling, noise level and air-quality monitoring at BST sites and adjacent areas.

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17.02.2020

Health Insurance Program

Kulevi Oil Terminal cares about its employees and is always ready to invest in their well-being in order to help them achieve a better work-life balance.

 

Being part of premium benefits, employee health insurance is intended to protect employees and their families against uncertain and costly medical expenses, so they are more likely to receive the appropriate health care.

 

That’s why health insurance is one of the most important, most valued benefits offered to employees throughout the company.

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12.02.2020

Bund - liquid containment facility

The purpose of the liquid containment facility is to prevent leaks and spillage and to provide containment of oil products from tanks and pipes. It is also referred to as a bund. The bund should consist of a base and its surrounding walls.

 

Just recently, the Maintenance Department completed the construction of a new bund for oil/fuel tanks. The work was performed by highly-skilled construction workers from the Maintenance Department and in cooperation with the engineering team of the Operations Department. The project involved constructing the containment wall and arranging the fuel tank supports.

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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. 

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07.02.2020

Electricians training and certification

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

 

At the terminal, the certification process is a continuous process that helps to ensure that our employees can demonstrate their accumulated knowledge and skills on the job.  The training course included a theoretical session with group discussion. At the end of the training session the participants were assessed online and accordingly graded in the IV and V categories.

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03.02.2020

Steam boiler operators training and certification

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

 

Accordingly, a training and recertification course was arranged for steam boiler operators. The course aimed to increase their job efficiency and ensure safety and compliance.  The training focused mainly on boiler components, construction and combustion, boiler operation and boiler maintenance. If employees working on steam boilers do not have a deep understanding of the mentioned subjects, they may put themselves as well as others’ lives in danger.

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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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