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Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section commenced

7 May 2017

Construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline was commenced today in the Black Sea near the Russian coast. Pipelaying is carried out by the Audacia vessel owned by Allseas, the construction contractor for both strings of the gas pipeline’s offshore section. The vessel will be also used for pipe pulling through microtunnels. Construction works for the TurkStream gas pipeline in the deep-water area will be performed by the Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel.

“Today, we started the practical implementation of the TurkStream gas pipeline project: pipe-laying within the offshore section. By late 2019, our Turkish and European consumers will have a new, reliable source of Russian gas imports,” said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

Background

The TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline will consist of two parallel gas pipelines stretching for 930 kilometres across the Black Sea, each with a diameter of 81 centimetres and an annual throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters. TurkStream will be the first pipeline of its size to be installed at a water depth of up to 2,200 metres. One of the pipelines will cater for the Turkish market, while the other will stretch to the Turkish-Greek border to ensure reliable deliveries of Russian gas to the European markets. In line with the schedule, first gas is expected to flow through TurkStream by late 2019.

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