ENKA Group has applied to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) to establish an LNG facility in the industrial Aliağa district of the Aegean province of Izmir, Turkey. ENKA aims to build a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) as a new LNG facility in Aliağa.

There is currently an FSRU unit located in Aliağa district, which is run by the Kolin-Kalyon Enerji Çelikler Joint Venture Group and operated by Etki Liman İşletmeleri. That FSRU replaced Turkey’s first FSRU, which entered service in 2016.

ENKA aims to supply cheaper gas to its power plant in Izmir, which has an installed power of 1,520 megawatts, using the FRSU. The facility will store the LNG that Petroleum Pipeline Corporation Company (BOTAŞ) purchases from various countries, including Qatar and Algeria, and will regasify it to compress into the national system.

Currently, Turkey operates four LNG terminals, two of them are FSRUs and the remaining two are land facilities. 

Elsewhere, ENKA Group recently signed a $358 million contract with JSC TatEnergo for the turnkey construction of 858 MW-capacity natural gas combined cycle power plant in Tatarstan.

A company statement said: “Our company has signed a contract with JSC Tatenergo for the turnkey construction of the 858MW natural gas combined cycle power plant to be built in Tatarstan. The contract price is 25.6 billion rubles ($358.7 million), and the plant is expected to be operational in December 2023.”

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9th July 2020