Gazprom resumes building offshore part of TurkStream gas pipeline
“The Pioneering Spirit vehicle has resumed laying the second string of the TurkStream offshore pipeline toward the Kiyikoy settlement in Turkey.
“After entering the Black Sea on June 20, the vessel has finished preparation, including the launch of a stinger and a test of the pipe laying equipment,” the statement read.
In 2017, the company built 224 kilometers of the pipeline to Turkey’s exclusive economic zone.
The TurkStream pipeline was designed to consist of two branches with a length of over 900 kilometers and a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each.
One of them, finished in May, is to carry Russian gas to Turkey, while the other is to transit gas to the European countries through Turkey and is to be finished in 2019. ■