Kulevi terminal handles 8mln tons of oil cargo
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 17 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The Black Sea Oil Terminal of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) Kulevi has so far handled about 8 million tons of oil cargo, a source in SOCAR reported.
"Today, the terminal has reached a new milestone - eight million tons since its commissioning," the source said.
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.