Since February 2008 JSC KazTransOil, a subsidiary of JSC NC KazMunayGas, has been the owner of the “Batumi Oil Terminal” Ltd (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”). The company has the exclusive management rights in relation to 100% of the share of the “Batumi Sea Port” Ltd.
Provision of services on oil, oil products and gas transshipment, transportation, forwarding, acquisition and sale, as well as the products of their processing (hereinafter – “the Cargo”); The effective management of 100% of the state-owned share in the “Batumi Sea Port” Ltd; Creation of new competitive capacities and reconstruction of the existing technical and technological infrastructure in order to ensure the transshipment of maximum quantity of the cargos.
The BOT is located on the Black Sea shore, in the city boundaries of Batumi, Georgia and offers its customers services for the transshipment of the crude oil and oil products from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Georgia and other countries.
The BOT main territory comprises 81 hectares, it accommodates five tank farms and the oil loading complex.
The technological center of the BOT is the Main Area, which includes the main rail estacades, the quality control laboratory, as well as the boiler facility designed for the steam generation and heating of dark oil products.
The main BOT competitive advantage is its flexibility of storage and transshipment of a wide variety of oil and oil products. The BOT enables to transship up to 22 types of oil and oil products. The Cargo is delivered to the BOT by the railway and is then discharged into the tank farms through the specialized railcar estacades, and the reverse process is also possible - the receipt of cargo by the tanker, discharge into the tanks and loading onto the tank cars.
The BOT operates 6 discharge railway estacades capable to simultaneously discharge/ load up to 180 rail tank cars or more than 410 rail tank cars per day. Pipeline system connects all estacades to various tank farms, securing the operational flexibility of the BOT. One of the estacade is equipped by a system of multilevel heating for heavy and high viscosity oil and oil products.
After the discharge, the oil and oil products are collected and stored in the segregated tank farms.
At present, the BOT operates five tank farms comprising 132 tanks with the total nominal capacity of 527 thousand m3.
- Reception of oil products from tank cars and oil tankers,
- Storage of oil products in coastal (shore) tanks,
- Shipment of oil products onto the oil tankers, gas tankers, trucks (rail) and tank cars.