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Botas FSRU to be classed by ABS

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ABS has been selected to class a FSRU for Botas, Turkey’s oil and gas pipeline operator.

“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 ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Jamie Smith. “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 m3 storage capacity and a 1 billion ft3/d 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 ABS Manager for Turkey, Seyfettin Tatli. “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.”

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/17072018/botas-fsru-to-be-classed-by-abs/

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