MOL FSRU Challenger

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MOL FSRU Challenger, also called Dörtyol LNG Terminal, is a floating storage and regasification vessel currently moored in Dörtyol, Turkey.


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Project Details

  • Charterer: BOTAS[1]
  • Owner: MOL[1]
  • Location: Dörtyol, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 36.8555793, 36.1314147 (exact)
  • Capacity: 4.1 mtpa[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2018[3]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


The FSRU was christened in 2017 and docked at Dörtyol, Turkey in February 2018. The vessel has an LNG storage capacity of 263,000 cubic meters and has LNG re-shipment and gas transfer capabilities. Its specifications allow for the re-export of LNG and supply of LNG to neighboring regions where the vessel is located.[4] The vessel has been leased through 2020 by Turkish gas company BOTAŞ.[5]

In December 2019, S&P Global Platts reported that "the Dortyol terminal had not been used as much as had been anticipated and that the lease on the existing vessel moored there would not be renewed. Instead Botas is buying its own vessel, construction of which is expected to be completed in 2020. The new vessel will be used to supply gas at Dortyol, but more frequently at the Gulf of Saros FSRU, as most of Turkey's gas demand is in the northwest of the country. Botas is currently constructing a jetty and terminal at the Saros location."[6]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 The LNG Industry: Annual Report 2020, page 38, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers, accessed April 29, 2020
  2. GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021
  3. 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  4. Turkey Starts Operation of Its Second Floating LNG Unit, World Maritime News, Feb. 9, 2018
  5. Turkey To Receive New MOL Challenger FSRU, Global LNG, 03 November 2017
  6. Turkey buying new FSRU LNG import vessel: Botas, S&P Global Platts, December 19, 2020

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