Gazprom has built 930 km or 50% of the offshore part of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, the gas holding said.
“On March 6, 50% of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline was completed. To date, more than 930 km of the gas pipeline in the Black Sea have been laid in total for two strings,” Gazprom said.
The vessel Pioneering Spirit, carrying out the deep-water laying of the Turkish Stream, passed in the first half of the day a control point of 706 km of the first line of the gas pipeline. According to the second string, 224 km of the gas pipeline were built in 2017.
The installation of the sea section of the Turkish Stream was started by the Audacia vessel on May 7, 2017.
The Turkish Stream offshore gas pipeline consists of two strings being 930-kilometer long and having 81 centimeters in diameter. Each string can transport natural gas in the amount of 15.75 bcm per year.
Construction of the offshore section of the pipeline is handled by South Stream Transport B.V. (a 100% subsidiary of Gazprom).