Hatay, Turkey’s first open-air natural gas storage vessel


The Ertuğrul Gazi, the first vessel for natural gas storage and liquefaction via (FSRU) registered in the Turkish Maritime Registry, has arrived at Dörtyol district in Hatay.

The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez also announced the arrival of the ship through his Twitter account.

Minister Donmes stated that the vessel is anchored in Dortyol Port after the certification procedures, and said: “Our ship will be put into service.

After the test will contribute to the security of natural gas supplies to our country, good luck to our country”.

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28 million cubic meters of gasification capacity per day

The Ertuğrul Gazi, which is 295 meters long and 46 meters wide, has a height of 63 meters.

The vessel, which was built in South Korea last year, is one of the highest capacity vessels in the world, with a daily gasification capacity of 28 million cubic meters.

Big moves for Turkey

The ship’s LNG storage capacity is at 170,000 cubic meters.

In Turkey, 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas storage, and FSRU is equivalent to 20 percent of annual consumption of natural gas, and aims to invest in storage.

And with FSRU facilities, it opens the way for supplying gas from various source countries or spot markets without relying on pipelines.