“Gazprom” has put about 170 km of pipes of the “Turkish stream” on the bottom of the Black sea

IZMIR, on August 18. /TASS/. “Gazprom” has placed approximately 170 km of the “Turkish stream” on the bottom of the Black sea, said the head of the Ministry of energy Alexander Novak, speaking at the plenary session of the international exhibition in Izmir.

“Successfully implemented the project on construction of gas pipeline “Turkish stream”, which aims to improve the energy security of Turkey and the European Union as a whole. In may of this year the Russian Black sea coast was started construction of the pipeline. Currently laid more than 170 km of pipeline,” he said.

The project “Turkish stream” involves construction of a pipeline across the Black sea to the European part of Turkey and further to the border with Greece. The length of the offshore part of the pipe should be about 910 km, the land part of the Turkish territory is 180 km away.

The first line 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. Total project cost previously with the possible construction of four strands was estimated at €11.4 billion.

As reported, the investments of “Gazprom” in the project in 2017 will make 41,92 billion.