Turkish ship repair yard Besiktas Shipyard says it welcomed LNG Unity as the first shipyard in the region providing in-house services for LNG repair activities.

In 2007, Besiktas Shipyard in Yalova Turkey started with the repair of all types of vessels. It is also a specialized shipbuilder that carried out 50 newbuild projects.

In 2021, the yard completed preparations to enter the LNG repair sector. It has done so by establishing a cryogenic workshop and delivering the required staff training.

Furthermore, Besiktas shared via social media it is presently the first shipyard in the region providing in-house authorized workshop services for LNG repair activities.

It reported that LNG Unity, a 154,000 cubic metres LNG tanker, is the first of its kind to dock in Turkey. The ship was bought by Karpower International, a unit of the Turkish Karadeniz, from French major TotalEnergies in 2021.

Cover 77Read issue 77 of Robban Assafina Magazine
(Issue 77 - Jan/ Feb. 2022)

Previously, it was called Provalys. When taken into service in 2006, it was the largest LNG carrier in existence. The 97,741 gross tonnage ship features a length of 289.6 metres and a beam of 43.4 metres.

Source: Offshore energy

Related News