Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is proud to announce the smooth and successful takeover of Ertuğrul Gazi (IMO : 9859820), the first Turkish-flagged floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). The new-build, built at Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea, is owned by the Turkish state-owned crude oil and natural gas pipeline company, BOTAŞ.
The newly built FSRU completed its sea trials in March 2021 and will operate in the İskenderun Bay, Hatay Dörtyol, in the southeast of Turkey. “It is an honour for us to be entrusted for the management of Turkey’s first Turkish-flagged FSRU. We would like to thank BOTAŞ for giving us this opportunity, we will strive to deliver the best ship management experience to our new client,” says Carl Schou, CEO and President of Wilhelmsen Ship Management.
Ertuğrul Gazi will be connected to the LNG terminal at Hatay, Turkey. The FSRU has an LNG storage capacity of 170 thousand cubic meters, which equals to 102 million cubic meters in gas form. It has a regasification capacity of 28 million cubic meters per day.