We remember April 9 Heroes

29 years ago on April 9, 1989, a bloody confrontation took place on the streets of Tbilisi when thousands of citizens stood side-by-side demanding independence from the USSR. The Soviet army, in a bid to crush the movement, mercilessly moved on the crowd of people, injuring hundreds and killing 21.


On March 31, 1991 a referendum was issued regarding the restoration of Georgia’s independence. The Georgian people voted in support of this referendum. Georgia became independent for the second time in its long history.


Georgia has faced many trials and tribulations throughout its history. 

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Happy Easter!

Today on April 08, 2018, the Orthodox Christian world celebrates one of its most important holidays – the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For the Orthodox community, Easter represents a day of joy, hope and reflection.


Great traditions are associated with the Easter celebration. Among them is the tradition of painting eggs in red. However, Easter eggs may be painted in various colors; still the main color is red. Traditionally, people greet each other with Easter cake and eggs painted red on green grass. Green grass is a symbol of new life, and red eggs on green grass means the victory over death.

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100th Anniversary of 1918 March Genocide against the Azerbaijani people

Today, people all over the world are honoring the victims of the March Genocide, as they express hope that such tragedies will be never repeated again.


With grief and sorrow, Kulevi Oil Terminal joins those people who honor and respect the memory of the victims of the genocide along with the hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijani refugees that resulted from this heinous incident.


In 1998, Azerbaijan’s national leader Heydar Aliyev signed a resolution pertaining to the ‘Genocide of Azerbaijanis’ and declared March 31 as a Day of Sorrow. 

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Happy Nowruz

Nowruz Bayram is a day that makes the world a warmer and more attractive place, a day that brings with it renewed energy, a positive mindset and hope for a better future.

For years, it has been a tradition to celebrate Nowruz in Georgia. The holiday has become as important and beautiful for Georgia as other traditional celebrations.


As always, every employee of the Black Sea Terminal shares the joy, warmth, and hope associated with Nowruz Bayram. Traditionally, BST management has congratulated employees on the holiday with a solemn dinner. The company also takes part in charitable events. 

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Appreciating the Women of Black Sea Terminal

In Georgia the very first days of spring - the most beautiful time of the year, provides people a chance to congratulate mothers, sisters and wives and to make them feel loved, valued and beautiful. It is somehow symbolic that the celebration of this holiday coincides with the arrival of spring. Indeed, how nice it is to smell this season; when nature is awaking, when the first flowers appear in the field and society’s mood is changing.


BST adheres to the principle of equal rights and provides opportunities for all employees regardless of sex. 

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Installation of floating roof in storage tanks of light oil products

Black Sea Terminal is always committed to continuously improve its environmental management system and as part of its environmental policy, takes necessary measures to prevent pollution to environment. One of significant measures in prevention of environmental pollution is minimize emissions of hazardous matter to the atmosphere related with the transshipment of oil and oil products. Besides prevention of environmental pollution the terminal takes necessary measures also to minimize products natural losses which are directly related with the hydrocarbon emissions and has effect on the customer satisfaction. In order to minimize such losses and emissions to the atmosphere the terminal implemented system for provision of "nitrogen pillows" over the stored hydrocarbons.

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Commemoration of their death is immortal

Every year on the 26th of February citizens of Azerbijan, as well as Azerbaijanis living throughout the world are commemorating victims of the Khojaly genocide.


According to recorded information, the Khojaly genocide is the worst human tragedy of the Karabakh War.  No other military operation during this war took so many innocent lives and brought so much suffering: in one day many civilians were killed, including women, children and the elderly. 

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Electricians certification and recertification

Electricians are skilled tradespersons who should be specialized in handling and working on all electrical components including electrical wiring, machinery, maintenance and the repair of electrical infrastructure and electrical cabling. As such, it is compulsory that these individuals have a valid electrician’s certificate and license.


Considering the importance of certifications, Kulevi Oil Terminal, in co-operation with Georgian Technical University, organized refreshment training for all electricians working at the terminal.  The training course included lectures, group discussions an interim assessment, as well as a final assessment.

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PTW for safe work control

Performing maintenance work in a safe environment is crucial in the operation of oil terminals. All maintenance work is associated with some level of risk that could result in a major accident. Therefore, all activities have to be performed under operational controls. One of the main operational controls that have been implemented within the oil industry is the permit to work (PTW) system. The PTW system is an effective tool in the safe control of maintenance work and takes into consideration several important issues, including hazard identification and risk assessment, isolation standards and methods, communication and cooperation

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Breather Valve Maintenance

The Breather Valve is a protection device specifically designed for storage tank protection. The valves prevent the build-up of excessive pressure or vacuum, which can unbalance the system or damage the storage tank (rupture or implode). In short, the tank needs to breathe in order to eliminate the possibility of rupturing or imploding – hence why it is referred to as the Breather Valve.


It is important to regularly inspect the breather valve for the most effective valve performance. As part of Black Sea Terminal’s Planned Maintenance System, the inspection of the breather valves is performed via a maintenance program created in compliance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. 

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