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ABS to Class FSRU for Turkey's BOTAS

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 16, 2018

Classification society ABS said it was selected to class a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for Turkey’s oil and gas pipeline operator BOTAS.

“As demand for gas has increased over the last decade, the supply chain has had to adapt and figure out new ways of getting gas to expanding markets,” said Jamie Smith, ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer. “FSRUs, like this one for Turkey, are providing gas distributors and suppliers an efficient and effective solution for getting their product to consumers.”

Planned to be built at Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard, the FSRU will have a 170,000 cubic meter storage capacity and a 1,000 MMSCFD LNG discharge capacity. The FSRU will be jetty moored off the coast of Turkey and operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). The unit will be classed using the ABS Guide for Building and Classing LNG Regasification Vessels.

“We are excited to work with all of the stakeholders in advancing safety throughout the development of this project,” said Seyfettin Tatli, ABS Manager for Turkey. “This FSRU will help BOTAS expand Turkey’s energy infrastructure and reduce dependency on pipeline gas, allowing them to deliver LNG more efficiently and cost-effectively.”

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