Gazprom: construction of the offshore section of the Turk Stream gas pipeline has been completed

Gazprom: construction of the offshore section of the Turk Stream gas pipeline has been completed Gazprom: construction of the offshore section of the Turk Stream gas pipeline has been completed

The Russian energy company Gazprom announced that on November 19, the construction of two branches of the Turk Stream pipeline running through the Black Sea was completed. During the ceremony, the presidents of welding the last element were issued by the presidents of Russia and Turkey: Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

This is also new information. As early as October, Russian energy minister Alexander Novak said that natural gas transport via the two-rivet Turk Stream gas pipeline would start at the beginning of 2020. We wrote about it on the Shipbuilding Portal.

Recall: Turk Stream is a gas pipeline running through the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey. The connection consists of two threads. The gas that will flow one of them is fully reserved for Turkey. In turn, with the second thread, the raw material is to be delivered to the countries of southern and south-eastern Europe. It is not yet known what the land route of the second pipeline will be. Each of the threads has a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters. gas per year.

The Swiss company Allseas Group was responsible for the construction of the offshore section of the gas pipeline. It is a world leader in this industry. The company used the specialized vessel Pioneering Spirit to build the Turk Stream gas pipeline. The vessel is 477 m long and 124 m wide and is the world's largest ship of this type. The same company was commissioned to carry out works related to the construction of the offshore section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

The length of each pipe running through the Black Sea is 1 & nbsp; 090 km. The gas pipeline enters the sea near the Russian city of Anapa. In turn, on the territory of Turkey, the landfall is located near the town of Kiyikoy. A receiving terminal is also currently being built there. In total, the construction of the gas pipeline will cost between EUR 6 and 7 billion.

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