Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 24
Turkey’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FRSU) opened Dec. 23 with a grand ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak, Daily Sabah reported.
President Erdogan highlighted the remarkable contribution the facility will make to Turkey's energy supply security.
"This facility, which has the capacity to send up to 20 million cubic meters of LNG per day to our national transmission network, will be both a power plant, producing electricity with natural gas, and a fuse for consumption for heating purposes," he said.
The facility will have a storage capacity of 145,000 cubic meters of liquid natural gas and will be able to supply over 5.3 billion cubic meters of gas annually to the national system.