Activity observed at the Bilajari washing and steaming station
A record number of tank wagons were washed in 2020 at the Bilajari washing and steaming station, which is the only such station in the region, is of strategic importance for the transportation of oil and oil products. Thus, the uninterrupted and safe transportation of oil and oil products by rail was ensured.
In 2020, a total of 10,917 tank wagons were washed which is an increase of 87% compared to 2019, at the Bilajari washing and steaming station, which is part of ADY Express LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways. In 2019, this figure was 5818. In 2019, the number of washed wagons averaged between 450-550 per month, while in 2020 the average monthly figure was 850-950 per month. The highest rate was recorded in September last year, 1417 steam-washed wagons were put into operation.
It should be noted that the increase in the number of washed wagons was possible due to the modern technologies applied as a result of the reconstruction work carried out at the washing and steaming station. After the reconstruction, all processes at the station are fully automated.
In addition, ADY Express LLC organized a special mode of operation here in order to effectively organize the work of the station in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The station has a shift mode of operation, and disinfection works are regularly carried out. Thus, the company contributes to the safe transportation of oil and oil products on the Azerbaijani railways.