Construction Permit Issued for Second TurkStream Offshore Pipeline

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Gazprom has been awarded a construction permit for the second string of the TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section, which stretches to the Turkish coast.

“Today, we received a permit to lay the second string in the exclusive economic zone and territorial waters of Turkey,” said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. “We now have all of the required permits from the Turkish Government to lay the TurkStream gas pipeline in the offshore area. It is therefore a certainty that both strings of the gas pipeline will be put into operation right on time, before the end of 2019.”

The TurkStream Pipeline will start on the Russian coast near the town of Anapa and run over 900 kilometers through the Black Sea to come ashore in the Thrace region of Turkey. The offshore component of the system will consist of two parallel pipelines running through the Black Sea, terminating near the village of Kiyikoy.

From Kiyikoy, an underground pipeline will be developed connecting TurkStream to the existing pipeline network at Luleburgaz. From there, the route will continue to its end point at the Turkey-Europe border.

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