The GDF Suez Neptune plant, which is Turkey's first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant which also contains a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FRSU), has reached the coasts of the Aegean province Izmir.
The floating plant left France last week and docked at a port in Izmir, which is especially designed for the plant, on Sunday.
The GDF Suez Neptune is to be put into use by Kolin Group in Izmir's district Aliağa within this month.
With a capacity of 5.3 million tons, it is expected to contribute 20 million cubic meters of natural gas per day to Turkey's gas supply, thus considerably increasing the country's supply capacity on a daily basis.
Turkey's daily supply capacity of natural gas will now reach a total of 224 million cubic meters, compared to a previous 191 million, with the addition of newcomer GDF Suez Neptune. The daily capacity increase in Silivri's underground gas storage plant will rise from 20 million cubic meters to 25 million, and EgeGaz's LNG plant in Aliağa from 16 million cubic meters to 24 million.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, had previously stated that the GDF Suez Neptune would be in active use by the end of 2016.