SOCAR’s oil terminal in Georgia intends to increase capacity
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
SOCAR's Black Sea oil terminal in Kulevi (Georgia) has handled 17.6 million metric tons of bulk oil and chemical products since its commissioning, the terminal told Trend Jan. 28.
"At present, the terminal management is working on the issue of increasing the diversity of transported products," the terminal said. "Moreover, the port waters are planned to be equipped with additional navigation devices allowing receiving and withdrawing tankers at night."
These operations will create conditions for increasing the capacity of the terminal and the port, and the number of handled vessels.
The Kulevi terminal has handled 900 tankers.
The terminal in Georgia's Kulevi was commissioned in May 2008 and the oil transhipment started in June of the same year. The total capacity of the terminal is 10 million metric tons of bulk-oil cargo per year, three million metric tons of oil, three million metric tons of diesel fuel and four million metric tons of fuel oil.
The total capacity of the terminal's tank farm is 320,000 cubic meters with the possibility of reaching 380,000 cubic meters.
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Edited by CN