Half of TurkStream offshore section installed: Company
Some 50 percent of the offshore section for the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline has been installed, the project company announced in a statement on March 6.
“As of today, Allseas has laid over 930 kilometer of pipeline in total on the seabed of the Black Sea, divided over two strings. Pioneering Spirit, the vessel responsible for the deep-water sections of the pipeline, passed kilometer point 706 this morning for the first line. For the second line, 224 kilometers were installed in 2017,” read the statement from the South Stream Transport B.V.
Construction of the offshore section started on May 7 last year by Allseas’ vessel Audacia.
On June 23 last year, Pioneering Spirit took over to install the deep-water section. Pioneering Spirit has been working on the project continuously since then.
The first line of the gas pipeline is intended for Turkish consumers, while the second line will deliver gas to southern and southeastern Europe.
Each line will have the throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
South Stream Transport B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is responsible for the construction of the gas pipeline’s offshore section.