Ertuğrul Gazi, the first floating LNG storage and regasification unit (FSRU) registered in the Turkish Maritime Register, arrived the Dörtyol district of Hatay. On April 3, the ship, which drew the Turkish flag, came alongside at Dörtyol FSRU Terminal of Boru Hatları ile Petrol Taşıma AŞ (BOTAŞ).
Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey, announced on his Twitter account that Ertuğrul Gazi was the first floating LNG storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to raise the Turkish flag.
Stating that the ship was moored in the port in Dörtyol following its certification process Dönmez expressed, “The vessel will be commissioned following the testing procedures and will contribute to the security of our country’s natural gas supply. Good luck for our country.”
Ertuğrul Gazi is 63 meters high and 46 meters in width and 295 meters in length. The ship, which was manufactured in South Korea last year, with a daily regasification capacity of 28 million cubic meters is one of the highest-capacity vessels in the world. Its LNG storage capacity is around 170,000 cubic meters.