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Asset integrity management

Black Sea Terminal observes the highest international standards. Many technologically advanced devices and pieces of equipment are used in the terminal’s technological processes. It is important to regularly inspect the devices and equipment for the most effective performance and integrity management.


Though equipment inspection and maintenance, our highly qualified personnel help to prevent equipment failure. This regime also helps to eliminate any problems with the terminal’s devices and equipment at an early stage of a failure, which could pose a threat to terminal operations.



27 years since the Khojaly massacre

On February 26, all the Azerbaijanis from all over the world will pay homage to the memories of those killed in the city of Khojaly twenty-seven years ago. This genocide of the Azerbaijani people is one of the worst massacres recorded in history.


Besides claiming 613 innocent lives, about 25 children lost one of their parents and 130 others were completely deprived of their parents in the wake of this ethnic cleansing.


The genocide in Khojaly was not only perpetuated against the Azerbaijani people, but it was also a crime against humanity. 



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. 




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 




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 



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




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. 



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



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. 



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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