Moscow, April 30 - Neftegaz.RU. Today at the Black Sea coast of Turkey, the deep-water pipelay for Line 1 of the Turkish Stream offshore gas pipeline has been completed.
The average rate of the deep-water pipelay carried out by the pipelaying vessel Pioneering Spirit was 4.3 km/day. The maximum pipelaying rate - 5.6 km/day - was reached twice in February 2018.
In accordance with the schedule, the project is being simultaneously implemented on shore in Russia and Turkey and in the Black Sea. The receiving terminal is being constructed near the settlement of Kiyiköy, Turkey. Upon completion of the landfall sections the works on the 1st line will be completed.
Following the works schedule, Pioneering Spirit will continue the deep-water pipelay of Line 2 in the 3rd quarter of 2018.
«Implementation of the Turkish Stream Project carries forward successfully. We have reached an important milestone – the completion of Line 1. Progress is moving at a high rate. Since 7 May 2017, when we started the pipelaying campaign, the total of 1,161 km of pipes has been laid, which is 62% of the overall gas pipeline length. Needless to say, TurkStream will play a significant role in strengthening energy security of Turkey and Europe», said Alexey Miller, CEO of Gazprom.