On Sunday, the construction of the pipeline started in the Black Sea "Turkish Stream". According to the report of "Gazprom", work started on the Russian coast. Laying vessel Audacia leading company Allseas - contractor for construction of both lines of the offshore section of the pipeline.
The vessel will also be used to pull the pipe from the shore through microtunnels. Construction of the pipeline "Turkish Stream" in the deepwater Black Sea will lead pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit.
"Today we started the practical stage of the project" Turkish stream. "- sea pipe laying project is implemented as planned, and by the end of 2019 years our Turkish and European consumers will gain new reliable route for import of Russian gas" - summarized in a statement by the Chairperson Board of "Gazprom" Alekseya Millera.
"Turkish Stream" - a project bestranzitnogo export gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea and on to Turkey's border with neighboring countries. The first string of the gas pipeline will be designed for the Turkish market, the second - for gas in South and South-Eastern Europe. The capacity of each thread - 15,75 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year. The construction of the offshore section of the pipeline has been the company South Stream Transport BV (100-owned subsidiary of PJSC "Gazprom").