Zonguldak, Turkey (PortSEurope) January 26, 2021 – At a result of Turkish Petroleum’s (TPAO) natural gas activities in the Black Sea, the company’s operation in Filyos port is set to employ 2,000 people. Located in Zonguldak province, TPAO operates works to import gas into the national distribution system. In August 2020, president Erdogan said that the Fatih exploration vessel had discovered Turkey’s biggest-ever natural gas field holding estimated reserves of
320 billion m³ in the Black Sea. The discovery was made at the Tuna-1 well, where the Fatih launched drilling on July 20. Filyos port is a relatively new project and despite the Covid-19 coruna virus pandemic, construction at the port of continues and was on schedule for completion in 2020. The port of Filyos is located at the Black Sea coast in Filyos town of Çaycuma district in Zonguldak Province, northwestern Turkey. The 25 million-ton capacity Filyos Port Project will have a capacity of 25 million tons, with an industrial zone, will also connect the north-south axis. The industrial zone is forecast to employ over 10,000 people. With its location on the Black Sea coast, about 450 km east of Istanbul, the port could develop a role in North-South road and rail transport corridors on Turkey. Construction started on Filyos Port in 2016 and it is the third-largest port in Turkey and will play an important role in international trade. The TPAO center manages natural gas exploration activities, supporting explorations vessels. The Daily Sabah newspaper reported that some 40% of the Filyos Industrial Zone was already allocated to the company. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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