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Pioneering Spirit resumes pipelaying for TurkStream

26 June 2018

Today, Pioneering Spirit resumed pipelaying of the second offshore string (Line 2) for the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline towards Kiyikoy in Turkey. After entering the Black Sea on 20 June Pioneering Spirit completed a set of preparatory works, including lowering of the stinger and re-testing of pipelay equipment. The pipeline head of the second string was recovered from the bottom of the Black Sea on the border of Russian and Turkish Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) at a depth of 2,170 meters. This pipeline section up to the EEZ border at kilometer point 224 was installed in 2017.

Line 1 completed in April

In April 2018, the pipelay for Line 1 of the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline was already completed. Calculated over the two lines, a total of 1,161 km of pipes has been laid so far. This corresponds to 62% of the combined offshore gas pipeline length.

Background

TurkStream is the project for a gas pipeline stretching across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and further to Turkey’s border with neighbouring countries. The first line of the gas pipeline is intended for the Turkish consumers, while the second line is designated for the Southern and South-Eastern Europe. Each line will have the throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year. South Stream Transport B.V. is responsible for the construction of the gas pipeline’s offshore section.

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