The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan’s (SOCAR) Kulevi Oil Terminal is constructing the second main railway line between Chaladidi and Kolkheti railway stations in Georgia.
Almost 50% of work has been completed for the construction of a 5.6 km long second main railway line. The construction of a railway crossing at Chaladidi railway station is also underway.
All this construction work will enable the terminal to operate more efficiently and a lot faster. At the moment the receipt of the freight is carried out at the Chaladidi railway station which is 20 km away from the terminal, whereas very soon it will be done at the Parto Tskali railway station that is 1.5 km away from it.
In 2008 Black Sea Terminal signed a contract with the Georgian Railway to develop and construct of some parts of the Georgian railway system.
The Kulevi terminal was put into operation in 2008. Its total capacity is 10 million tonnes of oil per year, including 3 million tonnes of oil, 3 million tons of diesel fuel, and 4 million tonnes of fuel oil.
The terminal can accommodate up to 168 tank cars. The tank farm’s total volume is 320,000 m3 with the possibility of increasing to 380,000 m3. The port has two berths to load petroleum products in tankers of up to 100,000 tonnes.
Loading productivity ranges from 1,000 to 8,000 m3per hour. The railway station, which can simultaneously accommodate up to 180 carriage awaiting discharge of cargo, serves the port. The railway trestle can simultaneously unload 168 carriages.