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SOCAR continues operations on construction of oil base in Georgia

Oil&Gas Materials 25 August 2010 18:22 (UTC +04:00)
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) plans to complete construction of an oil base in Georgia till late 2011, a source in SOCAR Energy Georgia (SOCAR’s subsidiary in Georgia) said.

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.25 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) plans to complete construction of an oil base in Georgia till late 2011, a source in SOCAR Energy Georgia (SOCAR's subsidiary in Georgia) said.

"The construction of the base will be completed by late 2011," the source said.

Oil base will be located in the Kiziki street near the Tbilisi International Airport. The company acquired five acres of land in worth of nearly $3 million to carry out the construction in 2008.

Designing of oil base in Georgia was carried out Azerbaijan engineering company Encotec (Engineering and Consulting Technologies), which provides engineering design services, project management and supervision of construction and construction-assembly works, installation and commissioning.

24 tanks with total capacity of 20,500 tons will be placed at the oil base. They will keep light mineral oil, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Four reservoirs, with total capacity of 1,200 cubic meters (300,000 for each), also will be placed here for the storage of liquefied gas. The project of new oil base involves construction of new bituminous pits in capacity of 3,000 tons. All these products will be sold on the Georgian market.

Co-founders of SOCAR Georgia are: SOCAR - 51 percent, Petro-Trans FZCO - 32.7 percent and Ivan Chkhartishvili - 16.3 percent.

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