Dubendi Oil Terminal
Dubendi Oil Terminal is located on the Caspian Sea approximately 50 kilometres northeast from Baku, Azerbaijan.
The distance of Dubendi Terminal from the city center and populated areas brings advantages in terms of management, the ability to protect the environment and operational safety.
The Dubendi (Apsheron) Port is situated across Pirallahi Island naturally protecting the port from the frequent strong winds and high waves of the Caspian Sea. This makes Dubendi Port and Terminal uniquely well located as the receiving point for transit crude oil and oil products, with a capability to receive and offload vessels in poor weather conditions while other ports may have to be temporarily inoperative. The sea bottom in Dubendi Port and channel is sandy and easily dredged when necessary. The combined total capacity of the Dubendi tank farm allows to simultaneously receiving all types of petroleum products.
Such organization of storage tanks and connected pipelines enables terminal to handle and transport different grades of oil products at the same time, preserving the quality specifications of each grade, due to full segregation. Shore tanks and pipelines for crude oil and fuel oil are equipped with heating facility to allow the handling of high pour point cargoes in the winter period.
Since taking over the management and operation of the Dubendi Oil Terminal MEP has gained international quality certificates for its transshipment operations. Quality and Quantity control of crude oil and oil products shipped via Dubendi terminal is performed by international independent inspection companies.
Dubendi Oil Terminal regularly audited by Turkish Standard Institute and International Major Oil Companies to ensure environmental integrity as compliance with international and state regulations, standards, policies and procedures. The results of audits are then used to indicate areas of non-compliance and highlight corrective measures which can be implemented.