Overhaul of sand pump on the Marian B dredger

The Marian B dredger has been conducting dredging work in Kulevi port since 2005. From 2005-2008, the dredger conducted the majority of its dredging work to establish the formation of an approach channel and the inner harbor waters. Since 2008 however, the dredger has been supporting navigation depths in the harbor waters, the overall area of which is 770, 000 square meters. 

Since its inception, Marian B has dredged in excess of 6,500,000 cubic meters of soil. The dredger works year-round, ensuring the safe conditions for unimpeded receipt and departure of vessels of different weight, including AFRAMAX-class tankers. 

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Kulevi Oil Terminal financed dinner for Catharsis beneficiaries

Charities are an integral part of every community. Charities change the lives of people in need every day with even the smallest donations making a large impact on a community. 

The international humanitarian network ‘Catharsis’ was established in 1990.

Catharsis is a social support center, which provides urgent social assistance aimed at socially vulnerable populations.  

Branches of Catharsis function in six towns and districts throughout Georgia. The network help provide the following services: shelter for elderly people, medical services, a chapel, dining-room, a rehabilitation hall, a relaxation room, the Juli Café, library, as well as second-hand clothes.

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SOCAR Summer School interns visit Kulevi Oil Terminal and Port

Kulevi Oil Terminal hosted interns attending SOCAR Summer School. Company management welcomed the students and provided general information about the history, construction and operation of the facilities. The interns also had an opportunity to witness offloading, pumping and loading operations, become acquainted with the SCADA system inside the control room, and were given a chance to visit two newly constructed tank parks. 

Before the site visit, the interns were introduced to terminal safety rules, policies and behavior regulations.  


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Kulevi Oil Terminal at the 17th National Business Awards

It is already been more than 23 years since The Georgian Times and the Georgian Opinion Research Business International (GORBI) conjointly began organizing the business rating awards ceremony and giving out awards for the best businessmen and companies from various fields of the economy. 


On November 10, the best-of-the-best were revealed and awarded at a ceremony held in Tbilisi. The participants of the ‘Investment Awards’ were also selected. 

Special prizes and certificates were handed-out to the participating companies and investors to symbolically show appreciation for their efforts, and stimulate their future contribution to the country’s economy. 

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Anti-corrosive protection work at BST

Corrosion protection is one of the cornerstones of integrity management in the oil and gas industry. Continuous work is being performed by the relevant services of Black Sea Terminal to extend the operating lifetime of its facilities and equipment, as well as to preserve their conditions at an appropriate level. Modern methods and means have been implemented by terminal management for the protection of equipment, process pipelines and storage tanks.


Modern coating systems in particular paints manufactured by the leading Western European companies have been used to improve corrosion protection of the metal structures. The terminal facilities painting work is conducted in compliance with the quality requirements and monitored by quality control equipment and measurement gauges. 

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BST takes measures to strengthen its defensive waterside structures

One of Black Sea Terminal’s most important priorities is protecting its territories and infrastructure from gale-force winds and floods. For this purpose, Black Sea Terminal specialists constantly monitor shoreline conditions. They conduct topogeodesic surveys of the shore monthly and/or after each flood or gale where winds reach certain levels. They also analyze changes happening on the shoreline, and forecast further geomorphological processes. On the basis of the analyzed data, the specialists develop and implement appropriate shoreline protection measures.


Before the gale season arrives, BST takes measures to strengthen its defensive waterside structures. 

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Successful Investment

Today on the 28th of September, 2016, Vice Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Dimitri Kumsishvili, Minister of Energy of Georgia Mr. Ilia Eloshvili, together with the President of SOCAR Mr. Rovnag Abdullayev, opened two new sections of Kulevi Oil Terminal - Tank Park №5 and №6. The representatives of the central and local governments of Azerbaijan and Georgia, the press, mass-media, and other representatives of Black Sea Terminal also participated in the event.


The tank park №5 consists of six reservoirs with a total capacity of 60, 000 m3. The construction of this facility which is for ...

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Kulevi Oil Terminal Azerbaijani employees participated in constitutional referendum

Today on September 26, 2016, on the third referendum throughout its independent history, the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan vote for country’s progress and future. On their own decision, people have to make significant changes to the constitution of country; therefore for citizens of Azerbaijan republic it is of high importance to be present at their voting districts. The citizens of Azerbaijan living abroad have an opportunity to express their opinions as well.

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Oil Industry Worker’s Day 2016

22 years have passed since signing of the Contract of the Century that set in motion the process of exploring and exploiting the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil and gas water reserves. This landmark agreement played a significant role in the rapid development of the oil and gas sphere of Azerbaijan, and is fairly considered to represent the solid foundation of the growth of Azerbaijan’s energy strategy. Within the terms of the contract, two export pipelines (Baku-Supsa and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan) were established. In addition, the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline was also modernized. The contract has opened new opportunities to the Azerbaijan Republic.

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The quality and reliability of electric power

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 also result in unnecessary downtime due to equipment failure. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in IEEE Standard 1100-1999, defines power quality as the powering and grounding of electronic equipment in a manner that is suitable to the operation of that equipment and compatible with the premise’s wiring system and other connected equipment. 

The power supply and distribution system of Black Sea Terminal consists of several facilities including the substation control ...

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