Kulevi oil terminal to increase handling power
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 7 /Trend E.Ismayilov/
The Kulevi oil terminal has begun to accept cars with oil cargo from the new railway station Part Tskali built in Georgia, SOCAR said on Monday.
The station, constructed in accordance with modern requirements, was connected to the four rail lines. These lines were also constructed in accordance with the contract signed between the terminal and the Georgian Railways.
Construction of the new station has created conditions for the terminal to receive oil from a close distance.
In 2008 Black Sea Terminal LLC signed a contract with the Geoкgian Railway LLC according to which the terminal committed itself to the development, construction and reconstruction of some parts of Georgian railway system. This big project consisted of the construction of the
new railway facilities, reconstruction of the existing ones, installation of contact networks and connection to the all-electric interlocking.
Kulevi 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.