Egegaz Aliağa LNG Storage Facility

Egegaz Aliağa LNG Storage Facility (Turkish: Egegaz Aliağa Yüzer LNG Terminali) is a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in İzmir Province, western Turkey. It is country's first floating LNG storage facility.

The floating LNG storage facility is the vessel MT GDF Suez Neptune, which sailed from France to Turkey and moored at a special pier of Egegaz Terminal in Aliağa district of İzmir Province on December 11, 2016.[1] The 2009-built Norway-flagged LNG carrier is 283 m (928 ft) long and has a beam of 43 m (141 ft). She is capable of storing 145,000 m3 (5,100,000 cu ft) LNG. She can regasify LNG delivered from other ships.[2] The floating storage facility went in service as Turkey's first one of its kind on December 23, 2016.[1][3] It is planned that the annual storage capacity of the Aliağa Terminal, operated by Egegaz, will be 5.3 million tons. It will increase country's daily natural gas supply capacity from 191,000,000 m3 (6.7×109 cu ft) up to 224,000,000 m3 (7.9×109 cu ft).[1]

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