Construction of the TurkStream Pipeline in the Black Sea near the Russian coast has officially started, according to Gazprom officials.
“Today, we started the practical implementation of the TurkStream gas pipeline project: pipe-laying within the offshore section,” said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. “By late 2019, our Turkish and European consumers will have a new, reliable source of Russian gas imports.”
Pipelaying will be completed by Allseas’ Audacia vessel, which will also be utilized for pipe pulling through microtunnels. Deep-water pipeline construction activities will be performed by Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel.