On 6 March, 50% of the offshore section for the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline has been installed. As of today, over 930 kilometer of pipeline has been laid in total on the seabed of the Black Sea, divided over two strings. Pioneering Spirit, the vessel responsible for the deep-water sections of the pipeline, passed kilometer point 706 this morning for the first line. For the second line, 224 kilometers were installed in 2017.
On 19 February, Pioneering Spirit installing the first line of the TurkStream gas pipeline passed KP660 in the Black Sea near the border of Bulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone.
Today South Stream Transport BV has officially announced the start of construction of the Receiving Terminal of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline. With the start of the onshore construction in Turkey, the project is now being implemented in three construction areas: onshore Russia, onshore Turkey and offshore in the Black Sea.