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Construction of TurkStream commences in the Black Sea

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Announced by Gazprom on 7 May, construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline has commenced.

Allseas is the construction contractor for both strings of the gas pipeline's offshore section. The pipelaying work is being carried out by the company’s Audacia vessel, which can be used for laying small and medium diameter pipelines of any length at any depth. The vessel will be also used for pipe pulling through microtunnels. Construction of the deepwater area of the TurkStream pipeline will be performed by the Pioneering Spirit pipelaying vessel.

“Today, we started the practical implementation of the TurkStream gas pipeline project: pipelaying within the offshore section. By late 2019, our Turkish and European consumers will have a new, reliable source of Russian gas imports,” said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

The TurkStream pipeline will stretch across the Black Sea, from Russia to Turkey and further to Turkey's border with its neighbouring countries.

The first string of the gas pipeline is intended for Turkish consumers, while the second string will deliver gas to southern and southeastern Europe. Each string will have the throughput capacity of 15.75 billion m3/y of gas.

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