Modernization of automated firefighting system

The automated firefighting system is one of the main elements of fire safety and emergency response at Black Sea Terminal (BST). All of BST’s terminal facilities are protected with fire detection and fighting systems. Most of the installed firefighting equipment is operated from the central control room and is wired to receive alarms from different locations within the facility. Alarms are transmitted via the smoke and temperature detectors installed in the BST process facilities and buildings. 

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Performance Monitoring

The Maintenance Department at Black Sea Terminal (BST) develops and maintains short-term and long-term preventive maintenance schedules and programs for operating efficiency. This is in line with operational context, inclusive of work force development, personnel trainings, resource allocation, prioritization, department budget and sets its goals for future improvements and achievements.


One of the important management tools that the Maintenance Department uses to measure the quality and efficiency of maintenance performance and to trigger the corrective maintenance actions is KPI (Key Performance Indicators). KPIs are fundamental in measuring performance and progress. Analyzing the data generated by KPI trends helps us to identify the most important and most urgent performance gaps and set the appropriate measures for an improvement.

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Objectives & Targets process at Black Sea Terminal

The Objectives & Targets (OT) process was established in order to maintain and continuously improve Black Sea Terminal’s (BST) management system and performance (improving its suitability, adequacy and effectiveness). The OT process at BST is a vital part of BST’s Integrated Management System. At the beginning of each year, all the departments at BST are tasked with preparing the OT document and sending it for further approval by the company’s top management.

The 2021 Objectives & Targets are being prepared in clearly expressed, simplified and measurable fashion, and in a way that is consistent with the Health, Safety and Environment and Quality Policies and must be:

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Improving the HSE System at BST

The HSE Policy of Black Sea Terminal (BST) aims to achieve 0 (zero) Lost Time Injury (LTI) and to do no harm to the environment. BST closed 2020 with a zero rate of LTI. This is a remarkable achievement, particularly considering the safety challenges of the terminal.


Safety is a core priority at BST. By creating a safe environment, and implementing the best safety practices for all daily activities, the company is committed to maintaining a safe workplace for its employees, contractors and visitors. Setting an ongoing target of zero LTI is a clear indication of its aim to keep all employees safe, and achieving it is a huge credit to the sizeable team at BST. 

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Electrician Re-certification

Electricians are a very important aspect to the company’s operation. As such, their continuous certification, re-certification and competency assessment is considered to be of the utmost importance at Black Sea Terminal.


Previously, BST electricians have been certified after regular classroom refreshment training and assessment. However, during the pandemic, they are working remotely in accordance with government regulations. Thus, their remote recertification was conducted online and in coordination with Technical University.

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Happy 2021!

2020 has come to end. It was another important year for each and every person employed at Black Sea Terminal (BST). The results achieved during this period give us reason to be proud: the company has successfully achieved its goals and objectives and has utilized its opportunity to cooperate with international customers and fulfill all required services.


Additionally, the contribution Black Sea Terminal has made to the country's economy is especially important. BST takes pride in the outstanding support it has provided towards the development of sports and culture

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Corporate Social Responsibility at Black Sea Terminal

Black Sea Terminal (BST), which deals in the business of oil and oil products, places a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility issues.


Within the framework of social responsibility, BST carried out several charitable actions during December 2020. The company provided financial assistance to a nursing home and helped them solve a specific problem, which in turn allowed the nursing home administration offer a higher level of patient care to residents. In addition, BST employees donated books, various gifts, sweets and food products to the 

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HSE Induction at BST

HSE induction is being conducted to welcome new employees, contractors, visitors and guests to the company to help make them more aware of issue related to health, safety and the environmental rules that are in place at Black Sea Terminal (BST).  Inductions are a great way to provide employees, contractors, visitors and guests with site-specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of. Inductions serve as a starting point for an organization to introduce a culture of safety.


HSE induction is important for:


  • Promoting a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors
  • Helping persons understand the values and behaviors of the workplace culture

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Yearly assessment of Emergency Response Team members

The professional skills, competence, and knowledge of Black Sea Terminal’s ERT team members are fundamental to responding to potential emergency situations. In this regard, daily classes on fire tactics and fire rescue training are being conducted.


Trainings are conducted according to the approved annual program of professional training of personnel, consisting of theoretical and practical modules. The acquired skills are worked out by participating in fire-tactical exercises and drills. To determine the level of training at the end of the year, a practical and theoretical examination is taken by all personnel, which are taken into account when certifying employees.

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Steam boiler operators’ competency check

Steam boiler operators are an integral part of the Black Sea Terminal. As such, it is a necessary to check their efficiency and compliance periodically to ensure a safe and efficient operating environment at the terminal. And while the world is going through a difficult pandemic, Black Sea Terminal continues to meet the certification needs of its employees and thus fulfill organizational goals and objectives. 


Despite the pandemic, the recertification and assessment process for the steam boiler operators was conducted in remotely.

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