20.02.2019

Tests of Emergency Response Team members

In order to promptly respond to emergency situations, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) members’ readiness and professional training should be at a high level.

 

To achieve these criteria on-duty shifts, daily classes on fire tactics and fire rescue training are conducted.

 

At the end of the year, practical and theoretical tests are taken by all personnel, which are taken into account when appraising employees. 

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15.02.2019

First railway tanks with paraxylene

Black Sea Terminal (BST) has recently offloaded the first railway tank containers with paraxylene delivered from Kazakhstan. Since it began operations, BST has been receiving and offloading hydrocarbon products from railway tank cars using bottom discharge units. Considering the special characteristics of paraxylene, cargo owners and transshipping companies started transportation of this product with the tank containers, which are supplied with cargo heating system and heat jackets.  

 

BST’s technological equipment fully complies with the technical requirements for offloading these types of railway tank 

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13.02.2019

Oil spill response exercise

Effective oil spill preparedness and response is based on the regular training of proper personnel. Oil spill exercises encompass those activities through which personnel can practice and check oil spill emergency plans and their incorporated procedures.

 

On February 2, 2019, an oil spill response exercise was conducted near the BST port area. The Emergency Response Team on the scene. This exercise was conducted under the supervision of the relevant personnel. A well-designed and well-implemented exercise program enabled the response personnel to undertake simulated emergency response actions in a controlled, low-risk setting, and was provided them 

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11.02.2019

Black Sea Terminal: helping employees plan for the future

There are many countries in the world that have achieved great success in accumulative pension projects that have allowed their citizens to establish social safety nets. This is a positive step in the right direction, which can be considered in the law on the accumulation of pensions in Georgia.

 

The accumulated pension scheme has been very important in the community. Black Sea Terminal (BST) is engaged in this scheme with great enthusiasm and hope for the future. The company's management expressed great satisfaction over the fact that they once again have an opportunity to

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04.02.2019

Effective tool for safe work control

The safe undertaking of maintenance work is very important for oil terminal operation. Considering that each task is associated with a level of risk, which in turn might result in a major accident, all activities have to be performed under operational controls. One of the main operational controls that have been implemented in the oil industry is the permit to work (PTW) system. The PTW system is an effective tool for safe control of work, which takes into consideration important issues like hazard identification, risk assessment, isolation standards and methods, communication and cooperation between operation and maintenance personnel, scheduled planning of work within process areas and engineering input for risk minimization. The permit to work system was implemented in 2008, and has been continuously improved at Black Sea Terminal. 

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28.01.2019

ISO 45001: 2018 (Internal Auditor Training)

Kulevi Oil Terminal always adheres to all new updates and replacements according to ISO standards. A training course for the new ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management system replacement of former OHSAS 18001 was organized for employees included in the internal auditors' group at the terminal.

 

The new standard replacement was developed by the ISO organization based on the report of the International Labor Organization (ILO). As per the report, every year, millions of workplace accidents occur

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23.01.2019

Power quality monitoring

Reliable power is a fundamental requirement for any organization. Critical applications require maximum uptime and when problems occur, the downtime for restoration and repair must be minimized. “Reliable” applies not only to the availability of power, but also to the quality of power.

 

Reliable power has a direct impact on most aspects of an automation system and the equipment it controls. Electrical systems are subject to a wide variety of power quality problems, which can interrupt industrial processes and affect sensitive equipment. Power quality problems can result in unnecessary downtime due to equipment failure. 

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17.01.2019

Planned Maintenance of the Marian B

Kulevi Port’s access channel needs to be dredged for the purpose of providing the appropriate water depth for large vessels to pass.

 

The dredger MARIAN B is a self-propelled and self-dumping dredger with a length of 77 m, a width of 12.9 m, a maximum draft of 6.2 m, and a hold capacity of 1,700 m3. The vessel is also equipped with two suction pipes with an excavating depth of 16m and a performance of 1,600 m3 per hour. The ship ensures that the maintenance of depth for tankers is DWT 100,000 t. The MARIAN B has been operating in Kulevi port since 2005.

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08.01.2019

Memorable Day for the Kulevi School Children

On the occasion of New Year, as always, Kulevi Oil Terminal made sure to join the teachers and students of Kulevi Public School in their celebrations and helped to create for them a beautiful and festive day. Upon arrival at the school, the children gave a warm welcome to the guests and were eagerly waiting their gifts.

 

The hosts of the day presented them a beautiful concert including folk dances, songs, poem recitation and a special song in the Azerbaijani language to honor the guest.  The events were full of fun and created a festive mood. The children were full of wit and humor. 

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20.12.2018

Expanding the Kolkheti Protected Areas Fund

Since 2008, Kulevi Oil Terminal has financed the Kolkheti Protected Areas Development Fund, which was established jointly by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and Kulevi Oil Terminal.

 

The fund was established to ensure the protection and sustainable development of the Kolkheti National Park and other protected areas by means of regular monitoring and by taking the appropriate protective and mitigation measures. The fund’s financial resources have been directed towards infrastructural development, restoration, rehabilitation, monitoring and research work in Kolkheti National Park and the Kobuleti Protected Areas (Kobuleti State Reserve and Managed Reserve).

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