Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.15 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
For the purpose of wave action minimization and rise of operating life of moorage wall of the Berth №1, Kulevi Oil Terminal of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) had started shore protection work, the terminal's official website reports.
As component part of protection there was used four-legged concrete structures with weight up to 8 tons - tetrapods. Tetrapods were tested in many countries for decades and proved themselves to be efficient constructions, intended to reinforce port hydro technical structures against storm-driven waves.
Berth №1 is located directly on the coast of the sea, straight in the confluence of approach channel and port water area.
The port of Kulevi is constructed on the Black Sea coast, in the mouth of river Khobistskali. Vessels are received through the artificially developed approach channel which is 3.6 km long, 160 m wide and 16-18 m deep. There are 3 functional berths in the port: one of them is for moorage of auxiliary fleet and the rest two are for loading operations of tankers with different DWT, including AFRAMAX.
Rioni bank stabilization work along the railway line was completed this summer. Here the Terminal has used such barrier materials as basalt boulders.