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Gas flow through TurkStream resumed

28 June 2020

Gas transmission through both lines of TurkStream has started again following the completion of annual maintenance works.

The pre-scheduled annual shutdown of 2020 had been planned to last six days in total, and was completed on June 28, Sunday, 12 hours ahead of schedule.

The gas flow was resumed in the morning of June 29, Monday. Gas shipped from Anapa at 5:00 AM started to be delivered to the first line of TurkStream at 9:00 am and to the second line at 10:00 on the Turkish territory.

During the period of the shutdown, the annual maintenance of the equipment has been conducted at both Anapa and Kiyikoy facilities. The annual maintenance checks are performed for emergency response system, automation system and relevant mechanical equipment. TurkStream personnel involved for these works showed higher efficiency teamwork in order to successfully complete the works and restart the gas flow on time.

TurkStream comprises of two parallel lines, the first line serving the Turkish market, and the second line reaching the Turkish-Bulgarian border for further transport of gas to Europe.

Background

TurkStream is the project for a gas pipeline stretching across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and Europe, comprising of two parallel lines. Each line has a throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Commercial gas supply through the gas pipeline started on 1 January 2020. On 8 January, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially launched TurkStream at an opening ceremony in Istanbul.

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