Ankara, July 26 - Neftegaz.RU.
Almost 90% of all terminal work has now been completed. The strategic project Turkish Stream is largely realized and by the end of the year it will start supplying natural gas from Russia to the Turkish market, Daily Sabah reported.
Almost 90% of all construction work has been completed at the Turkish terminal in Kıyıköy, where Russian gas will be shipped across the Black Sea to Turkey.
"Russia's land-based facilities are 99% completed, with both offshore pipelines linking both banks, and the offshore pipeline segment is completed in a record time, a remarkable achievement for such a technically challenging project'', told Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom's Steering Committee, the main partner of the project, and CEO of the project company Turkish Stream
The project consists of 2 pipes across the Black Sea, the 1st of which will serve Turkey with a capacity of 15.75 billion cu m and the 2nd line will serve Europe. Each of the pipes has a length of 930 km and lies on the seabed at depths reaching 2200 m.