SOCAR's offshore terminal prepares for getting big tankers in Black Sea
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 3 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
Azerbaijani oil terminal on Georgian Black Sea coast in Kulevi will be ready for getting big deadweight technically late July, Black Sea terminal head Kerim Guliyev said.
"We are ready for getting big tankers technically late July," Guliyev said.
Presently, dredging operations are being held in terminal. Major goal is to provide entry for big deadweight vessels in terminal, Guliyev said. Roughly 800,000 tons of soil of planned 2.2 million tons was chosen during dredging operations. Dredging operations are planned to complete by late June.
Presently, Black Sea oil terminal pumps roughly 180,000-200,000 tons of oil-loading freights annually. Guliyev did not call volumes of oil-loading freights pumping by terminal this year.
SOCAR plans to pump roughly 8-10 million tons of oil and oil products via this Black Sea oil terminal in 2009, SOCAR said.
SOCAR's amount of investments hit $340 million.
Summary capacity of terminal pumping hits 10 million tons of oil oil-loading freights per year, including 3 million tons of oil, 3 million tons of diesel oil, 4 million tons of black oil. It can receive 168 tank-trucks. Total volume of tank farm hits 320,000 cubic meters. Capacity of terminal is planned to increase 15-20 million tons within two years.
Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at [email protected]