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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Training course in contract management and administrative skills

As part of a training and development plan for its employees, Kulevi Oil Terminal organized a training session in contract management and administrative skills.


With contract forms being the foundation for all business relations and contract management being a process that enables both parties involved in the contract to meet their obligations in order to deliver the objectives required by the contract, this training is a necessity – especially for the BST employees, who must refresh and receive additional knowledge in contract management.

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Task Risk Assessment

Any work undertaken at Black Sea Terminal (BST) is commenced under a Risk Assessment. It is mandatory to ensure that all hazards associated with any activities are identified and that the risks are assessed and managed.


The responsibilities of the people carrying out the work are as follows:


  • Understand the hazards, risks and controls associated with the task
  • Participate and contribute in the Tool Box Talk (TBT)
  • Actively monitor the worksite and surroundings for changes
  • Stop the job at any time, if they are concerned about safety

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Commissioning and testing of internal storage tank floating roofs

In order to significantly reduce the emission of light hydrocarbons into the atmosphere and correspondingly reduce product loss, the management of Black Sea Terminal has decided to equip their storage tanks with pontoons, or so-called internal floating roofs.


From January 2018, four sets of such pontoons were purchased and delivered to BST for installation in the light oil storage tanks of numbers 15, 17, 20 and 22.


Currently, the installation work and commissioning of the internal floating roofs have been completed. The tests were carried out with the participation of the representatives of the installation company.

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