«Gazprom» has started construction of the offshore section of Turkish stream

© RIA Novosti . Maxim Aminopherase in fotomonster with the company logo of Gazprom. Archival photo«Gazprom» has started construction of the offshore section of Turkish stream© RIA Novosti . Maxim Aminopherase the image Bank

«Gazprom» on Sunday started construction of the offshore section of the gas pipeline «Turkish stream» on the bottom of the Black sea, is spoken in the message of the company.

Laying commenced four days after the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Erdogan, on which, in particular, discussed the construction of «Turkish stream». On Thursday, the Chairman of the Board «Gazprom» Alexey Miller said that Gazprom is ready in the coming days to begin laying the marine pipeline.

«Today we started the practical part of the project «Turkish stream» — sea laying of the pipeline. The project is implemented strictly according to plan, and by the end of 2019 our Turkish and European consumers will receive a new reliable route for import of Russian gas,» — are reported words of the Chairman of the Board «Gazprom» Alexey Miller.

Work started near the Russian coast, the report said. Leads laying vessel Audacia Allseas company contractor of construction of both lines of the offshore section of the pipeline. The ship will also be used to pull the pipes from the shore through microchannel. The construction of the gas pipeline «Turkish stream» in the deep part of the Black sea to conduct pipelay vessel, Pioneering Spirit.

Russia and Turkey 10 October 2016 signed the intergovernmental agreement on the project «Turkish stream», the operator of the building which is South Stream Transport. The document envisages the construction of two gas pipeline strings under the Black sea with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas each. One thread is provided to supply gas directly to the Turkish market, the other for gas supplies transit through Turkey to European countries.

In December, South Stream Transport B. V. and Allseas, signed a contract for laying first string of the offshore section of Turkish stream. In February, the company signed a contract for the laying of the second line of the «Turkish stream». Allseas plans to use the construction ship Pioneering Spirit, the report said «Gazprom». In this Pioneering Spirit designed for deep-sea pipe-laying. Construction of the offshore section of Turkish stream in a shallow part of the start vessel Audacia.

Allseas Group is a world leader in the laying of underwater pipelines and construction of subsea structures. The company is engaged in complex projects, including design, organization of deliveries of materials and equipment, construction and commissioning. Audacia — multi-lay vessel for laying pipelines of small and medium diameter of any length at any depth.