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Turkey’s 1st floating storage and regasification unit vessel arrives at Dörtyol port

This FRSU is the 3rd present in the country

Ankara, April 22 - Neftegaz.RU. Turkey’s 1st floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) has entered Turkish waters, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez announced today.
Dönmez noted:
  • Ertuğrul Gazi has arrived and anchored at the port in Dörtyol in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay following its certification
  • Our ship, which will be commissioned after testing, will contribute to the natural gas supply security of our country
The FSRU vessel has been named after the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
The vessel can store 170,000 m3 of LNG, equivalent to 102 million m3 in gas form, and has a regasification capacity of 28 million m3 per day.

Owned by state-owned crude oil & natural gas pipelines company, BOTAŞ, it is said that the vessel will connect to facilities in Hatay by the new year to come onstream.
Ertuğrul Gazi joins other 2 FSRUs in the country.

One is anchored in the industrial Aliağa district of western Izmir and the other is also in Hatay’s Dörtyol district.
The FSRU in Aliağa had replaced Turkey’s 1st FSRU that entered service in 2016 due to its larger capacity in 2019.

The 1st LNG floating vessel had a storage capacity of 139,000 m3 and was able to provide 14 million m3 of gas to the Turkish network per day.

Source : Neftegaz.RU


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