Today at the Black Sea coast of Turkey, the deepwater pipelay for Line 1 of the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline has been completed.
The average rate of the deepwater pipelay carried out by the pipelaying vessel Pioneering Spirit was 4.3 km/d. The maximum pipelaying rate – 5.6 km/d – was reached twice in February 2018.
In accordance with the schedule, the project is being simultaneously implemented on shore in Russia and Turkey and in the Black Sea. The receiving terminal is being constructed near the settlement of Kiyiköy, Turkey. Upon completion of the landfall sections the works on the first line will be completed. Following the works schedule, Pioneering Spirit will continue the deepwater pipelay of Line 2 in 3Q18.
“Implementation of the TurkStream Project carries forward successfully. We have reached an important milestone – the completion of Line 1. Progress is moving at a high rate. Since 7 May 2017, when we started the pipelaying campaign, the total of 1161 km of pipes has been laid, which is 62% of the overall gas pipeline length. Needless to say, TurkStream will play a significant role in strengthening energy security of Turkey and Europe”, said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom PJSC.
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