“Gazprom” has started construction of the offshore section of Turkish stream

Sunday in the Black sea began the construction of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream”.

As they say in the message “Gazprom”, the work started from the Russian coast. Leads laying vessel Audacia Allseas company contractor of construction of both lines of the offshore section of the pipeline.

The ship will also be used to pull the pipes from the shore through microchannel. The construction of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” in the deep part of the Black sea to conduct pipelay vessel, Pioneering Spirit.

“Today we started the practical part of the project “Turkish stream” – sea laying of the pipeline. The project is implemented strictly according to plan, and by the end of 2019 our Turkish and European consumers will receive a new reliable route for Russian gas imports”, – given in the message words of the Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexey Miller.

“Turkish stream” project bitransitive export pipeline from Russia to Turkey across the Black sea and next to Turkey’s border with neighboring countries.

The first string of the gas pipeline will be designed for the Turkish market, the second – for the gas supply countries in southern and South-Eastern Europe. The capacity of each line – 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The construction of the offshore section of the pipeline, the company South Stream Transport B. V. (100% subsidiary of OJSC “Gazprom”).