TurkStream will substantially enhance the reliability of gas supply to Turkey, as well as to southern and southeastern Europe
Turkey is one of the largest consumers of Russian gas. At present, Russia supplies gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream and Trans-Balkan gas pipelines.
TurkStream is a new export gas pipeline stretching from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea. The first string of the pipeline is intended for Turkish consumers, while the second string will deliver gas to southern and southeastern Europe.
It is planned to bring the gas pipeline into operation in late 2019.
The first and second strings of TurkStream will have the throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each.
The TurkStream offshore gas pipeline runs for over 930 kilometers from the Russkaya CS near Anapa across the Black Sea to the Turkish seaboard, with an onshore string for gas transit to be laid up to Turkey’s border with neighboring countries.
On December 1, 2014, Gazprom and Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation signed the Memorandum of Understanding to construct a gas pipeline running across the Black Sea toward Turkey.
In September 2016, Gazprom received first permits for the TurkStream project from the Turkish authorities.
On October 10, 2016, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Turkish Republic inked the Agreement on the TurkStream project.
In December 2016, South Stream Transport B.V. and Allseas Group S.A. signed the contract to build the first string of the TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section with an option for laying the second string.
In February 2017, South Stream Transport B.V. and Allseas Group signed a contract to build the second string of the TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section.
On May 7, 2017, construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline was commenced in the Black Sea near the Russian coast.
On November 19, 2018, construction of the gas pipeline’s offshore section was completed.
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