Etki FLNG Terminal
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Etki FLNG Terminal is a floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) terminal in Aegean, Turkey. It is the first FLNG terminal to be commissioned in Turkey.
- Owner: Pardus Energy
- Charterer: Etki Terminal
- Location: Izmir, Aliaga, Aegean, Turkey
- Coordinates: 38.422, 27.129 (approximate)
- Capacity: 5.7 mtpa
- Status: Operating
- Type: Import
- Start Year: 2016
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Etki FLNG Terminal is a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in Aegean, Turkey. The FLNG terminal's jetty can receive LNG carriers with capacities as large as 217,000 m3. Etki Liman İşletmeleri Doğal Gaz İthalat ve Ticaret AŞ (Etki Port Operations Natural Gas Import and Trade Inc.), owned by Kolin and Kalyon, developed the project's infrastructure, including a jetty and onshore gas pipeline that connects the FLNG terminal to the national gas transportation system operated by BOTAS.
On December 11, 2016, Engie vessel GDF Suez Neptune arrived at Etki LNG terminal. The Neptune is a floating production storage and offloading (FSRO) vessel with a capacity of 145,130 m3. It was inaugurated on December 23, 2016, becoming the first floating LNG storage facility in Turkey. It can regasify and discharge natural gas directly into the national gas system, with an expected supply of 5.3 billion cubic meters per year.
In July 2019, the original FSRU was replaced by a new larger-capacity FSRU. The first floating vessel had a storage capacity of 139,000 cubic meters and was able to provide 14 million cubic meters of gas to the Turkish network per day. The new FSRU, manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries, has a storage capacity of 170,000 cubic meters of gas, and will compress 28 million cubic meters of natural gas to the system on a daily basis (or 7.51 million tons per year).
Articles and resources
- The LNG Industry: Annual Report 2020, page 38, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers, accessed April 29, 2020
- Engie: Turkey's first FSRU inaugurated, LNG World News, 23 Dec. 2016
- News, Etki liman, 3 Mar. 2017.
- Floating LNG unit to expand Turkey's annual gas storage capacity by 5.3B cbm, Daily Sabah, 14 Dec. 2016.
- MT GDF Suez Neptune, Wikipedia, accessed August 2017.
- Turkey's new LNG storage, regasification unit to dock in İzmir today Daily Sabah, July 5, 2019