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Turkey's First Drillship Arrives At Destination.
"Ship has highest and most developed technology in sector", Turkey's Energy and Natural Minister says.
Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister on late Sunday paid a visit to Turkey's first drilling vessel which docked to a private port in Kocaeli province in the Marmara Region where the localization studies of the ship will be carried out.
The ship, which is owned and will be operated by Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TP), left Norway's Hoylandsbygda port early December and arrived its final destination port in Kocaeli. It will rest in the port until its localization studies are finished, and also will be renamed by the officials.
"After a fast preparation process, the ship will set off for its first drilling in the Mediterranean," Berat Albayrak, Turkey's energy minister said during his visit. "The vessel has a length of 230 meters, a span of 36 meters and sixth generation technology", he told.
"We wanted to welcome 2018 in our ship which is very important for Turkey," Albayrak said.
2017: Full Of Records In Energy
The minister said that Turkey saw records especially in renewable energy sector in 2017. "We had historic low-price records in wind and solar energy tenders," he reminded.
Albayrak also stated that Turkey will take the second Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) into operation in Dortyol, Hatay - a province in the Mediterranean region - after the test studies were completed. "So that our LNG capacity will increase further," he said. The first FSRU was taken into operation in December, 2016 in Aliaga region of Izmir.
Source : AA