26.02.2020

Years pass, but the victims of Khojaly Genocide will never be forgotten

For the last 28 years the civilized world has never failed to pay tribute to the memory of the innocent people who were massacred during the military aggression in the town of Khojaly, Azerbaijan on 26th of February 1992.

 

The unprecedented atrocities executed by the aggressors against women, children and the elderly of the region have been recognized  by the modern world, various countries and international organizations as a genocide against the nation of Azerbaijan.

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12.02.2020

Bund - liquid containment facility

The purpose of the liquid containment facility is to prevent leaks and spillage and to provide containment of oil products from tanks and pipes. It is also referred to as a bund. The bund should consist of a base and its surrounding walls.

 

Just recently, the Maintenance Department completed the construction of a new bund for oil/fuel tanks. The work was performed by highly-skilled construction workers from the Maintenance Department and in cooperation with the engineering team of the Operations Department. The project involved constructing the containment wall and arranging the fuel tank supports.

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10.02.2020

Safety Audit of Black Sea Terminal Operations

At Kulevi Oil Terminal, various processes related to the loading, offloading and transshipment of oil products are being carried out on a daily basis. It is very important to control these processes under the Process Safety and Assets Integrity Management programs as part of the Operation and Integrity Management Strategies of the terminal.  

 

As usual, large quantities of hazardous substances are stored and processed at oil terminals. In cases of improper design, construction, operation or maintenance, there is high risk of accident. 

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07.02.2020

Electricians training and certification

Electrician is a profession that requires accumulated knowledge and skills. As such, a training and certification course was conducted for the employees of Black Sea Terminal in cooperation with Georgian State Technical University.

 

At the terminal, the certification process is a continuous process that helps to ensure that our employees can demonstrate their accumulated knowledge and skills on the job.  The training course included a theoretical session with group discussion. At the end of the training session the participants were assessed online and accordingly graded in the IV and V categories.

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03.02.2020

Steam boiler operators training and certification

Knowledge is power and it can keep employees safe, as well as increase the manufacturing efficiency of employees.  At Kulevi Oil Terminal, employees are provided the best training opportunities to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to keep themselves and others safe.  

 

Accordingly, a training and recertification course was arranged for steam boiler operators. The course aimed to increase their job efficiency and ensure safety and compliance.  The training focused mainly on boiler components, construction and combustion, boiler operation and boiler maintenance. If employees working on steam boilers do not have a deep understanding of the mentioned subjects, they may put themselves as well as others’ lives in danger.

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28.01.2020

International Port Security (IPS) program

The International Port Security (IPS) program was developed by the U.S. Coast Guard to partner with other maritime nations in deterring terrorist attacks on port facilities. The IPS program also uses the International Labour Organization Code of Practice on Security in Ports to help fill gaps in the overall review of security measures are in place in a country.

 

As a part of this program, Georgia is among of those maritime nations, who participate in IPS program, and in the frames of this program a Country Security Assessment is being conducted in Ports of Georgia once every two years, which considers inspection of ISPS Code implementation.

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24.01.2020

Safety: Working at Height

Working at height is always a high-risk activity. Falls are the largest cause of injury in the oil and gas industry. Such incidents can be avoided by providing employees access to the appropriate equipment and making sure the equipment is used properly.

 

Falls can occur above and below ground. Falls while working at height can occur from ladders, through gaps or holes in working platforms, through fragile materials and whilst accessing areas. In addition, serious injury can result from material falling or being thrown from above – especially during maintenance procedures like cleaning and demolishing, as well as during access and inspection activities.

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22.01.2020

Port facility security

Port facility security is a key function that affects all aspects of port operations - from the safety of personnel and equipment to the security of the cargo. It includes physical perimeter security, which can be defined as systems and technologies that protect people and assets within a facility and its grounds by blocking unauthorized physical intrusions across the perimeter.

 

Based on the last port facility security assessment conducted by Black Sea Terminal (BST), the recommendations were made to enhance the port’s perimeter security, in particular, upgrading the fencing that surrounds the premises. 

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20.01.2020

The 30th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy

Today, Azerbaijan commemorates the 30th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy.

 

On January 20, 1990, the Soviet army forces entered Baku to suppress the masses protesting the USSR-supported Armenian aggression based on territorial claims against Azerbaijan.

 

On the night of January 19-20, 1990, 147 people were killed, 744 were injured and 841 were illegally arrested after Soviet troops entered Baku. The Soviet troops also destroyed 200 apartments and houses, as well as private and public property.

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17.01.2020

Supporting Disabled Children's Day Care Center

The care that the Lazare – 2015 Disabled Children's Day Care Center provides is both exceptional and unique, because their beneficiaries are pre-teenagers who are in need of special care, attention and at the same time need help in integrating into the community. 

 

In order to help support this daycare center, Black Sea Terminal (BST) had one of its representative visits the center and provide them with gifts. 

 

The meeting was very warm and emotional. 

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