Turkey Launches Ertuğrul Gazi Fsru

​On June 25th, the first Turkish-flagged floating LNG storage and gasification vessel (FSRU), BOTAŞ Ertuğrul Gazi, was commissioned by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey's southern province of Hatay.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, built with the latest technology in its class, Ertuğrul Gazi will add significant flexibility to Turkey's energy supply security with its 110 million cubic meters of storage and 28 million cubic meters of gasification capacity, which is the highest among the existing FSRUs in the world.

“With its 295 meters length and 46 meters width, Ertuğrul Gazi will be able to meet over 10 percent of Turkey's natural gas needs in terms of gasification capacity. This ship will enable the use of natural gas without being connected to pipelines and this will provide Turkey with significant flexibility against price fluctuations, particularly in winter," said President Erdoğan.​

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BOTAŞ; Ertuğrul Gazi; President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan