TurkStream Gas Pipeline Offshore Section Complete
The construction of the offshore section of the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea has been completed, a statement published on Gazprom’s website revealed Monday.
The command to weld the final joint of the gas pipeline’s second string was given by Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of the Republic of Turkey, according to the statement.
“Construction of TurkStream, a new gas pipeline connecting Russia and Turkey via the Black Sea, is entering its final stage,” Alexey Miller, chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, said in a company statement posted on Gazprom’s website on Monday.
“The work is well ahead of schedule … The swift pace of this project can be attributed to the concerted and coordinated efforts of the project team,” he added.
“In late 2019, the gas pipeline will be brought into operation. It will become an additional guarantee of energy security in Turkey and the countries of southern and southeastern Europe,” Miller continued.
Back in April, Gazprom’s website revealed that the deepwater pipelay for Line 1 of the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline had been completed. The TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section was 95 percent complete as of the end of last month, according to Gazprom’s website.
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