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.
Construction of the offshore section started on 7 May 2017 by Alseas’ vessel Audacia. On 23 June 2017, Pioneering Spirit took over to install the deep-water section. Pioneering Spirit has been working on the project continuously since then.