Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 22, 2020 – ENKA, the local industrial conglomerate, has applied to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) for a licence to set up a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility in Izmir, western Turkey. The Habertürk newspaper has reported Imir is looking to establish a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) as the new LNG facility in Izmir’s industrial Aliağa district. The
Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) defines the ship type in which the gas in LNG form is stored and transferred to the transmission network by gasification. FSRU ships are usually fixed at the terminal and the vessel carrying the LNG approaches the FSRU ship and transfers LNG to this vessel. There is currently an FSRU unit located in Aliağa district run by the Kolin-Kalyon Enerji Çelikler joint venture and operated by Etki Liman İşletmeleri. The new FSRU, with a storage capacity of 170,000 m³ of gas, was manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and is underway to Turkey. ENKA plans to supply cheaper gas to its power plant in Izmir, which has an installed power of 1,520 megawatts, over the floating LNG facility. The facility will store the LNG that state-owned BOTAŞ purchases from countries, including Qatar and Algeria, and will regasify it to compress into the national distribution system. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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