Construction of the TurkStream gas export facilities in the Black Sea is progressing as scheduled, according to operator Gazprom.
Allseas’ ‘Pioneering Spirit’ began laying the second of the parallel gas lines in late June. Last week, more than 1,520 km (944 mi) of the two strings had been completed, representing around 81% of the overall length of TurkStream’s offshore section.
Gazprom added that the landfall near Anapa in Russia had been completed and that start-up/commissioning operations should finish later this year. A reception terminal is under construction in the coastal area near Kiyikoy, Turkey.
The first string of TurkStream is dedicated to Turkish consumers, while the second will deliver gas to southern and southeastern Europe. Each string will have a throughput capacity of 15.75 bcm/yr.
South Stream Transport is responsible for construction of the offshore pipelines.