Today at the Black Sea coast of Turkey, the deep-water pipelay for Line 1 of the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline has been completed. The average rate of the deep-water pipelay carried out by the pipe laying vessel Pioneering Spirit was 4.3 km/day. The maximum pipe laying 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 Kiyikoy, Turkey. Upon completion of the landfall sections the works on the first line will be completed.
Following the works schedule, Pioneering Spirit will continue the deep-water pipe lay of Line 2 in the third quarter of 2018.
'Implementation of the TurkStream 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 pipe laying 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, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom PJSC.