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HISTORY

Aygaz Inc. who maintains the distinction of being the first LPG Company in Turkey, that operates LPG maritime transport with Turkish flagged vessels and has the largest fleet in terms of capacity and number of vessels. Our 3 vessels, which are equipped and certified in accordance with international standards, are also operated within the scope of ISM Code / ISO 9001 Quality and Safety Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and mainly carry out various transports in the Black Sea and Mediterranean.

LPG/C AYGAZ

A purchase contract was conducted with Ipraş in 1962 with the assumptions of LPG sale 3500 tons for 1964, but the sale of LPG was concluded with over 7000 tons. Following the insufficiency of the shipments from Yarımca to Istanbul Rumeli by motorway, the feasibility studies were initiated in March-April 1964 by deciding to make the shipment in bulk by vessels.

The ship LPG/C AYGAZ built at Haliç Taşkızak Shipyard was launched on 01.10.1966. With the 804 m3 capacity, the first transportation of the LPG/C AYGAZ from Yarımca to Ambarlı on 12.10.1967.

LPG/C AYGAZ, which has completed its economic life at the end of 1985, has been sold to be used as a dry cargo ship by removing its tanks and equipment.

LPG/C AYGAZ 2

It was decided to purchase the “Alev Gaz”, which was builded out by Marmara Transport Inc. in its own shipyard, and has acapacity of 1,250 m3 carrying 6 horizontal cylindrical tanks and 11 nautical miles of cruising speed.

The ship called LPG/C AYGAZ 2 made its first voyage on 22.03.1972; and the last voyage was carried out from Ambarlı to Yarımca on 14.02.1992.

LPG/C AYGAZ 3

With the start of the Samsun Facility and the increase in the marine transportation tonnage to the other coastal facilities has resulted in the necessity of buying a third ship.

LPG/C AYGAZ 3 has a carrying capacity of 2800 m3 and builded by Sasebo Heavy Industries Co,. Ltd. / Tokyo in 1976.

The LPG/C AYGAZ 3 vessel was left out of service as a laid-up vessel in mid-2008, followed by the decision of the board of directors and sold with e-procurement method in May 2009 as a scrap.

LPG/C ANADOLUHİSARI (Ex - LPG/C AYGAZ 4)

In order to meet the increasing need for LPG transportation from the sea and to fill the gap that will be created by AYGAZ and AYGAZ 2 vessels which are approaching the end of their economic life, a fourth ship will be added to our fleet and works have been started in 1981. For this purpose, a positive opinion was reached by visiting the vessel "Fridtjof Nansen" with Norwegian flag with working pressure of 9,4 kgf / cm2 and working temperature minimum (-) 48 0C, design to semi-cooling system and capacity of 3500 m3.

With the ship owner company "Langfeldts" signed a purchase and sale contract in Geneva on 24.06.1982 and the ship was named LPG/C AYGAZ 4 by taking the Turkish flag in 19.10.1982.

With the decision taken in 2010, the name of the vessel was changed to ANADOLUHISARI.

LPG/C ANADOLUHISARI made her last voyage on March 20, 2012 and was left out of service as a laid-up ship, by taking into account both the economic life of the vessel and the possible non-conformances in SIRE and Port State inspections. After that with the decision of the Board of Directors the sale by the e-procurement method to scrap was made on April 27, 2012.

LPG/C KANDİLLİ (Ex - LPG/C AYGAZ 5)

As a result of the feasibility studies, taking into account the high average age of the fleet owned by the ship, the AYGAZ 2 vessel that filled its physical life and the need for increased LPG transportation in the years to come, it was decided to purchase a vessel. The ship LPG/C AYGAZ 5, which was delivered in Istanbul on 14.10.1991 and has a capacity of 3200 m3 carrying capacity of 14 nautical miles with the latest technology, builded in Shinhama Shipyard in Japan, was purchased. The ship is composed of 2 C type indepent tanks each having a capacity of 1600 m3 and the working temperature is minimum 0 °C and working pressure is 17.5 kgf / cm2.

With the decision taken in 2010, the name of the ship has been changed to KANDİLLİ.

With the decision taken in 2010, the name of the ship has been changed to KANDİLLİ.

Due to its low carrying capacity and low carriage capacity against other ships in the fleet, commercial sale has been carried out. It was sold to the Greek company, Mare Vera M.C, for internal transport in Greece.

LPG/C KULELİ (Ex - LPG/C AYGAZ 6)

The need for increased LPG transport from the sea and the aging of the LPG/C AYGAZ 3 vessel resulted in the need for a new vessel. A Japanese maritime firm, FES (Far East Shipping Co.), was contacted through the Tomen company and LPG/C Cygnus Cas ship was purchased in Singapore on 09.12.1996 and named as LPG/C AYGAZ 6. The ship, which was built in Japan on 25.01.1996, has 2 full-pressure tanks each with a capacity of 2,500 m3, designed with tank working pressure max. 18 kg / cm2 and tank temperature min. 0 °C.

With the decision taken in 2011, the name of the vessel was changed to KULELİ.

LPG/C Kuleli is again classified by NKK (Japanese Loydu), one of the International Class organizations.

Due to her age, the vessel has been sold as an LPG carrier on 11.10.2017

LPG/C KUZGUNCUK (Ex - LPG/C AYGAZ 7)

After 2000s, Aygaz entered the LPG supply markets in the Black Sea much more intensively, and started to supply LPG directly to our marine terminals such as Ambarlı, Samsun, Yarımca and Dörtyol by our vessels. With our existing vessels in time until 2006, except the LPG/C AYGAZ 4, the remaining 3 ships are unable to carry goods at temperatures below 0 °C due to the technical equipment, caused a decrease in their carrying capacity during the winter period. In these periods periodically, external vessels were leased by Aygaz.The desire for a strong and competitive position in the Black Sea, along with the increasing tonnage, accelerated the new ship feasibility studies in 2005 and started searching for vessels in parallel. During this period, we focused on the Singapore flagged “LPG/C Ascot” which has been hired by Aygaz. As a result of the examinations, it was decided that the ship is in compliance with the strategy and fleet structuring of Aygaz sea transportation and as of 26.08.2005, an agreement was signed with “Petredec Shipping ltd.” which is the operator of the ship.

2005-2006 After the end of the lease period on 24.04.2006 with the withdrawal of the Turkish flag was registered with the ownership of Aygaz property. With the ownership of the ship, the class was changed to NKK (Japanese Lloyd) from BV (French Lloyd).

The vessel built in Hiroshima, Japan by “Sasaki Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.” in 2001, which has a capacity of 6840 m3 and has 2 fully pressurised cargo tanks, has a working pressure of 17.65 kgf / cm2 and a working temperature of (-) 10 °C.

With the decision taken in 2011, the name of the vessel was changed to KUZGUNCUK.

LPG/C BEYLERBEYİ

Aygaz's ever more intense momentum in LPG supply policies and strategies in the Black Sea, the desire to be much stronger and more competitive in this geography and the oldest ship of the fleet LPG/C ANADOLUHISARI (LPG/C AYGAZ 4) as it is foreseen to be left out of service in 2012, it is envisaged that the ship investment should be made to the fleet.

With the feasibility studies carried out in 2011, as of November, Singapore-flagged "KENSINGTON" is the ship was purchased from Vitol Energy Ltd. Which will make the largest LPG transportation in Turkey with Turkish flag.The vessel was named as Beylerbeyi after the Turkish flag was taken and the class was put into service in December 2011 after the completion of the class and flag state certification process. With the acquisition of BEYLERBEYİ, fleet capacity increased by 60% and Aygaz's sector leadership was strengthened.

With the Korean and American voyages in 2017, the vessel Beylerbeyi under the Turkish flag in the world's seas have successfully represented our company.

BEYLERBEYI vessel was build in 2008 by Japan Asakawa Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. which has a capacity of 11000 m<sup>3</sup> and has 2 fully pressurised cargo tanks, has a working pressure of 17.65 kgf / cm<sup>2</sup> and a working temperature of (-) 10 °C.

LPG/C BEYKOZ

Aygaz's ever more intense momentum in LPG supply policies and strategies in the Black Sea, the desire to be much stronger and more competitive in this geography and the oldest ship of the fleet LPG/C ANADOLUHISARI (LPG/C AYGAZ 4) as it is foreseen to be left out of service in 2012, it is envisaged that the ship investment should be made to the fleet.

With the feasibility studies carried out in 2011, as of November, Singapore-flagged "KENSINGTON" is the ship was purchased from Vitol Energy Ltd. Which will make the largest LPG transportation in Turkey with Turkish flag.The vessel was named as Beylerbeyi after the Turkish flag was taken and the class was put into service in December 2011 after the completion of the class and flag state certification process. With the acquisition of BEYLERBEYİ, fleet capacity increased by 60% and Aygaz's sector leadership was strengthened.

With the Korean and American voyages in 2017, the vessel Beylerbeyi under the Turkish flag in the world's seas have successfully represented our company.

BEYKOZ vessel was build in ”2009 by Japan Asakawa Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. which has a capacity of 11000 m3 and has 2 fully pressurised cargo tanks, has a working pressure of 17.65 kgf / cm2 and a working temperature of -10 °C.