Turkey to build drill ship, drilling platform: Yildiz
04 April 2015 16:56 (Last updated 04 April 2015 16:59)
If we can build our own ships and platforms, we can amortize our costs in a few years, Turkey's energy minister says.
Turkey's next aim is to build a drill ship and drilling platforms in the country, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz
In remarks made during his meeting with The Anadolu Agency’s Editors' desk Friday, Yildiz recalled Turkey’s milestone last week, when it launched its first Turkish-made seismic vessel, the Turkuaz, at a cost of 300 million Turkish liras ($116 million).
The vessel, which operates under the state-owned General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, has the capacity to carry out oil-and-gas exploration apart from conducting climate change and ecological research.
Yildiz revealed that after building Turkuaz, Turkey
would now work on building a drill ship and a drilling platform in the country.
Turkey to build drill ship, drilling platform: Yildiz Anadolu Agency