Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Dönmez introduced the Ertuğrul Gazi ship


Dönmez told reporters at the commissioning ceremony of the BOTAŞ Ertuğrul Gazi Floating LNG Storage and Gasification (FSRU) ship that they were happy and excited by the ministry.

Stating that the ship was built in accordance with special criteria, Dönmez continued his words as follows:

“We can store 170,000 cubic meters of liquid natural gas on this ship. When we gasify, it equals 110 million cubic meters. Again, if we were to operate this ship at full capacity, we are talking about a ship with the capability and capacity to gasify approximately 7 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. If we had bought this ship as a ship, we would have had to line up 600 ships side by side. As we liquefy, its volume decreases, but it does not lose anything in quality. Again, the daily capacity of this ship to supply gas to the system is 28 million cubic meters. Only this ship can supply the entire Mediterranean Region’s natural gas for three months in winter. He has the opportunity to raise and feed on his own.”

Dönmez stated that with the new terminal they will build, they will have the opportunity to increase the diversity and number of source entry points in every part of the country.

Stating that the expansion works of the underground natural gas storage facilities, which currently have a capacity of 4.5 billion cubic meters, are continuing, Dönmez said, “When we complete the capacity expansion works in 2023, our storage capacity will reach 11 billion cubic meters. This accounts for almost 20 percent of the country’s total annual consumption. It means we’re storing it under.” he said.

– “We will be able to deliver natural gas to areas where the network cannot reach, via land tankers”

Dönmez stated that they will continue this service with 70 personnel, 35 of whom are on board and 35 at the pier and measuring station.

Explaining the different aspects of the ship from its peers, Minister Dönmez said:

“This ship, unlike the others, has a system called ‘banker service’, that is, it can supply and discharge liquid natural gas to land or sea tankers. Normally, these ships have units that take only liquid gas and gasify it into natural gas, while this ship is in the liquid phase without gasification. It also has the opportunity to transfer it to land tankers or to another ship in the sea. It has the flexibility that we can deliver natural gas to areas where the natural gas main transmission lines cannot reach the network, via land tankers. As a matter of fact, in some small settlements throughout Turkey, we can deliver natural gas to areas where natural gas main transmission lines cannot reach. “With liquid natural gas, we bring natural gas to our small settlements, towns, towns. Having such a source entry point in the Mediterranean and the Southeast, we will provide this opportunity to our citizens and users to places where we cannot deliver natural gas through pipelines in these regions.”


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