Turkey’s first LNG ship Ertugrul Gazi arrived in Turkey

The first LNG storage and gasification vessel Ertugrul Gazi arrived in Turkey. Energy Minister Donmez said, “Our ship will contribute to the natural gas supply security of our country.”

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Donmez stated that Ertugrul Gazi, the first floating LNG storage and gasification ship (FSRU) registered in the Turkish Maritime Registry, has arrived in Turkey.


Stating that the ship is anchored at the port in Dortyol after the certification process, Donmez said, “Our ship, which will be commissioned after the test procedures, will contribute to the natural gas supply security of our country.

Good luck to our country.” Ertugrul Gazi has a height of 295 meters and 46 meters width, and it is 63 meters.


Built last year in South Korea, the ship is one of the ships with the highest capacity in the world, with a daily gasification capacity of 28 million cubic meters. The ship’s LNG storage capacity is at the level of 170 thousand cubic meters.

With its natural gas storage and FSRU investments, Turkey aims to store 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas corresponding to 20% of its annual consumption. With FSRU facilities, it opens the way to supply gas from different source countries or spot markets without being dependent on pipelines.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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