EIA in accordance with Turkish Legislation

Approximately 700 km of the pipeline will lie within Turkish waters and the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone in the Black Sea. An EIA ensures this section is developed in line with Turkish legislation, environmental and permitting requirements.

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Turkey takes into account local environmental conditions, communities and overall pipeline safety in the development of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline to minimize the impact of the Project on the local environment and community.

The Turkish Sector of the Project is being developed in compliance with Turkish permitting and environmental requirements.

Available data

The EIA and permitting process for the Turkish section of the offshore pipeline is divided into two parts. South Stream Transport has conducted an EIA for the section of the pipeline from the border of the Turkish and Bulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to the Turkish coastline, with a length of approximately 275 km. For the remainder of the offshore route, the EIA was already approved in 2014 in the context of the South Stream Offshore Gas Pipeline.

Extensive surveys and assessments were conducted for the South Stream Offshore Gas Pipeline and these findings are used the development of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline. Turkish stakeholders, including government experts, NGOs and fishing groups have already been consulted with as part of these assessments. Additional consultations were undertaken as part of the EIA process for the new section of the offshore route and landfall facilities to ensure that stakeholders in the Kiyikoy region will have the opportunity to comment on the Project.

EIA in Russia

The TurkStream pipeline will start on the Russia coast near Anapa, and run through the Black Sea for nearly 230 km in Russian waters.

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