29.04.2021

Marian B Hopper Dredger Engines Overhaul

Located at the Khobitskhali River mouth, continuous dredging in Kulevi port waters and its approach channel is very important to ensure port readiness for the acceptance of sea tankers. Dredging operations are performed by the Marian B Hopper, which is operated by Black Sea Terminal. For this reason, the continuous availability and proper exploitation of the vessel must be ensured at all times.

 

All preventive maintenance activities undertaken by the Marian B. Hopper dredger are included in the Computerized Maintenance Management System and preventive maintenance actions are performed regularly.

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26.04.2021

Black Sea Terminal Supports Young Athletes

Cooperation between Black Sea Terminal (BST) and the Kolkheti Football Club has continues, as an agreement was signed between the two parties at the beginning of the year. The Kolkheti football club (based in the Khobi Municipality) will place SOCAR Group billboards on the playground, and BST will provide financial support to the club.

 

This act of cooperation is of great importance to the football club, as the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly limited the club’s financial resources, and the number of fans attending the matches has diminished. 

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23.04.2021

Work time management

One of the most important components of a modern business is the effective management of employee work time, which includes the efficient use of hired labor, an increase in labor productivity, timely and high-quality performance of work, efficiency of results, and the achievement of planned technical and economic indicators. All of the above directly depends on how the work time is managed, in particular, how well the work time is used by employees and what are the losses.

 

Since its inception, Black Sea Terminal has paid considerable attention to the use of work time, thus making it possible for employees to:  

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19.04.2021

Maintenance Management Framework

The key to maintenance success is our Planned Maintenance Strategy, which entails the continuous monitoring of both the quality and efficiency of maintenance work. This strategy helps uncover any deficiencies and helps us plan preventive/corrective actions for extending the life of various equipment and devices. To support this strategy many technologically advanced devices have been installed at the terminal.

 

Critical applications require maximum uptime and when a problem occurs, 

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16.04.2021

Safety Meeting at BST

Black Sea Terminal’s (BST) main goal in HSE is “ZERO ACCIDENTS”. In order to maintain good safety awareness among BST staff and to improve the safety culture among our personnel, it is necessary to conduct regular safety meetings with BST employees, contractors and visitors. Black Sea Terminal is committed to protecting the health and safety of all employees, and to ensuring that our activities are not harmful to the environment and the greater community.

 

Some of the methods used to comply with these principles include: 

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13.04.2021

Personal Accident Insurance

On March 7, 2018, the Parliament of Georgia issued a law pertaining to occupational safety. Under Section 5 of Article 5 of the new law, which came into effect on January 1 of 2019, insurance from accidents is mandatory for all personnel employed in jobs that are hazardous and dangerous.

 

Personal accident insurance provides complete financial protection to the insured employees against uncertainties such as accidental death, bodily injuries, and partial/total disabilities, resulting from an accident.

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09.04.2021

Georgia Celebrates 32 years of Independence

April 9 marks two important historical events in Georgia – the tragedy of 1989 and the country’s independence in 1991.

 

On this day 32 years ago, 21 Georgian citizens were killed and scores injured by the Soviet Army during an anti-Soviet demonstration held on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi. Those who lost their lives during this brutal crackdown did so while fighting for their country’s independence.

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31.03.2021

Power Demand Forecasting

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.

 

As part of the Maintenance Program of Black Sea Terminal, we perform power quality monitoring, analyze the pertinent data to reveal any deficiencies, and plan the appropriate preventive or corrective actions. 

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26.03.2021

IMS Internal Audit 2021

The IMS Internal Audit process is an important part of BST’s Safe Management System.

On March 2021, an internal audit was conducted within the Maintenance and Transport & Machinery Departments. The main objective was to assess the compliance of company processes against the requirements of established international standards including ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment Management System), ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) and other work procedures.

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24.03.2021

Risk-based NDT Inspection of Terminal’s Facilities

At Kulevi Oil Terminal, since the date of its establishment, in frames of the Integrity Management Strategy monitoring and inspection activities are being carried out that ensure the facility remains fit to its purposes.

 

One of these activities is continuous NDT inspection process, which involves various inspection (ultrasonic, x-ray, vacuum testing, magnetic particle testing, visual inspection) and monitoring techniques, data collection, analysis, reporting and corrective actions. In particular, storage tanks and pipeline systems, steel structures and separate equipment are covered by this process.

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