Turkish Stream Construction in Russia Completed
2017 November 06 ( Sunday ) 09:37:23
Baku/06.11.17/ Turan: Gazprom has completed the construction of the offshore sections of the two Turkish Stream lines in the Russian Federation and continued the construction of the first line in the exclusive economic zone of Turkey. South Stream Transport B.V. (SST, Gazprom"s subsidiary) implements the project.
"On November 4, 2017, the first line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline was brought by the Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel to the exclusive economic zone of Turkey. The construction of the second line will begin in the Russian zone of the Black Sea soon.
The symbolic crossing of the border between the two countries was marked by the laying of two sections of pipes with the flags of Russia and Turkey. At this point the depth of the pipe is one of the largest - 2,171 meters below sea level.
"Crossing the border also marks the end of the construction of offshore sections of the two lines in the territory of the Russian exclusive economic zone," the company said in a press release.
The construction of the first line of the pipeline follows the planned schedule. In less than six months from the beginning of the active phase of construction, about 25% of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream was built. The total length of the laid pipes is 448 km. The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel engaged in the construction of the gas pipeline leads it at an average speed of about 4 km per day.
The Turkish Stream will come out of the sea near the settlement of Kiyikoy located about 100 km west of Istanbul.
On May 7, Gazprom started construction of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream. It is expected that gas transportation via the Turkish Stream will begin in December 2019, SST reports. -0---