Technical audit carried out at SOCAR's Kulevi terminal
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 17 / Trend /
SOCAR's Kulevi Oil Terminal and Port hosted the Tengizchevroil and Cross Caspian Oil and Gas Logistics representatives. Main purpose of the visit was technical audit of operation processes, the terminal reported.
The audit covered the overview of procedures and inspection of Terminal facilities.
A special attention was paid to calibration tables of shore tanks, loading and offloading processes, safety and security issues.
Appropriate departments provided all necessary information and organized on-the-job observation for the guests to watch the process on-site. According to the closing meeting outcomes the reviewed documentation and inspected facilities met the expectations of the auditors, the report reads.
The terminal has been transporting Kazakh oil from the Tengiz field since July 2010. Earlier, the terminal transported oil products.
The Kulevi oil terminal planned to handle 4 million tons of oil in 2011 compared to 3.6 million tons in 2010. Of the total volume of oil cargo 1.5 million will fall to the Kazakh oil.
The terminal was put into operation in summer 2008. Its total capacity is 10 million tons of oil per year, including 3 million tons of oil, 3 million tons of diesel fuel, and 4 million tons of fuel oil.
The terminal can accommodate up to 168 tank cars. The tank farm's total volume is 320,000 cubic meters with the possibility of increasing to 380,000 cubic meters. The port has two berths to load petroleum products in tankers of up to 100,000 tons.
Loading productivity ranges from 1,000 to 8,000 cubic meters per hour. The railway station, which can simultaneously accommodate up to 180 carriage awaiting discharge of cargo, serves to the port. The railway trestle can simultaneously unload 168 carriages.