Emergency Response Drills at Marian B Hopper dredger

Continuous maintenance of the required depths at Kulevi Port’s approach channel and water area is very important in ensuring safe navigation and a timely response to customer expectations for the berthing of sea tankers of varying sizes. Black Sea Terminal (BST) operates the Marian B hopper dredger to achieve this objective. Periodical dredging is conducted in the approach channel located in the Khobitskhali River mouth, and the Marion B dredger plays an important role. 

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BST Observes the 29th Anniversary of the Khojaly Tragedy

Nearly three decades later, the Khojaly tragedy remains embedded in the minds of the Azerbaijani people. The tragedy, which claimed the lives of many civilians, was one of the bloodiest in Azerbaijan’s history.


29 years ago, on February 26, 1992, soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the heavily-armed Armenian army invaded the Nagorno-Karabakh city of Khojaly from various directions and attacked peaceful civilians who resided there. 

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HSE Joint Site Inspection at BST

The Joint Site Inspection (JSI) process at Black Sea Terminal (BST) was started in 2013. At the beginning of 2021, the process of conducting Joint Site Inspections have been optimized and upgraded. The JSI process was developed by BST Management provides guidelines for effective implementation and performance of site inspections by BST personnel. JSI is an integral part of Black Sea Terminal’s Safe Operation System and covers all operations and site operated by terminal.

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Testing Automatic Firefitgting System at BST

Black Sea Terminal use a fire detection and warning system (installation of various types of detectors and sensors) and an automatic fire extinguishing system (AFS) to ensure the fire safety of the terminal. The AFS consists of two parts:


- Foam fire extinguishing system

- Water cooling system.


To keep the AFS in constant preparedeness, these systems undergo periodic maintenance, test runs of pumps with a check of the extinguishing and cooling devices. 

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Maintenance analytics

The maintenance strategy of Black Sea Terminal includes the continuous monitoring of the quality and efficiency of maintenance work in order to reveal deficiencies. The strategy seeks to prevent and correct all deficiencies in order to extend the use-life of the equipment and to ensure the uninterrupted operation of Black Sea Terminal. There are numerous types of equipment and processes that are a challenge to control and maintain. Analyzing the analytical data helps us to identify the important and urgent performance gaps and set the appropriate measures for improvement.

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Employee Individual Development Plan

Employee Individual Development Plan (EIDP) at Black Sea Terminal LLC is considered one of the most important steps taken by an organization to assist employees in their careers and personal development, which helps the employee to acquire new knowledge and attain meet their short and long-term career goals, thus increasing productivity of the company.


Individual Development plan being an important platform for managing the professional development of an employee in every organization it is 

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Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Training

Hazard recognition and preparing appropriate risk assessments plays an important role in every workplace – especially in the oil and gas industry. At Black Sea Terminal (BST), hazard identification and risk assessment is one of the core competencies for all but especially those employees and supervisors who handle hazardous jobs.

Considering the importance and need for this training, the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Training is conducted at frequent intervals at BST. 

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Health Insurance Program

Kulevi Oil Terminal is a company that 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 a part of Premium Benefits, the 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 healthcare.


That’s why health insurance is one of the most important, top valued benefits offered to our employees throughout their job, and why they are being improved from year to year.

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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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