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    TurkStream Deepwater Line 1 'Done'


The deepwater pipelay of TurkStream's line 1 was completed earlier this week, Gazprom said.

by: Mark Smedley

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TurkStream Deepwater Line 1 'Done'

Gazprom said April 30 that the deepwater pipelay of TurkStream's line 1 was completed that day offshore Turkey's Black Sea coast.

It said the average rate of the deepwater pipelay carried out by vessel Pioneering Spirit was 4.3 km/day, with a maximum pipelaying rate of 5.6 km/d achieved twice in February 2018.

In line with its schedule, Gazprom said the project is being simultaneously implemented onshore in Russia and Turkey and in the Black Sea, with the Turkish receiving terminal being constructed near Kiyikoy. Once the landfall sections are finished, then work on the first line will be fully completed, the Russian gas giant added.

Following the works schedule, Pioneering Spirit will then continue the deep-water pipelay of Line 2 in 3Q2018, it added. Each line will have a throughput capacity of 15.75bn m3/yr. (Photo is courtesy of azprom)

Gazprom says that Turkey is its second largest export market and that it supplied a record 29bn m3 there in 2017. Latest data show that Russia supplied 2.522bn m3 there in February 2018, up 1% year on year.