Moscow. May 4. INTERFAX.RU – Gazprom is ready to start sea laying of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” in the next few days, said the head of the company Alexey Miller at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We are in the current time period have completed all the preparatory and mobilization work. We inform you of the availability within a few days of starting the laying of the marine pipeline,” said Miller.
“We must start work”, – said Putin. The head of “Gazprom” in turn said, “it Is”.
“Turkish stream” project bitransitive export pipeline from Russia to Turkey across the Black sea and next to Turkey’s border with neighboring countries. The first string of the gas pipeline will be designed for the Turkish market, the second – for the gas supply countries in southern and South-Eastern Europe. The capacity of each line – 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year. In October 2016, Russia and Turkey signed an intergovernmental agreement on the project. The offshore section of the pipeline is implemented by the company South Stream Transport B. V. (100% subsidiary of OJSC “Gazprom”).
It was reported that the start of pipe-laying of the first pipeline is planned for summer 2017. Allseas Group has awarded contracts for laying the 2 strings of the offshore gas pipeline section. For laying on the seabed of more than 900 km of pipes for the second pipeline, as well as to carry out this work on the first stretch, Allseas will use the world’s largest construction vessel – the Pioneering Spirit.