The first of the two threads of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline began to be filled with gas during commissioning, at the final stage of testing, the South Stream Transport B.V. project company said.
Commissioning works on the offshore section began after both threads were certified by the certification body of DNV-GL. It confirmed that the integrity and technical characteristics of the system of two gas pipelines comply with the DNV GL Marine Standard for Subsea Pipeline Systems and other international standards. Filling the second thread with natural gas will begin after the filling of the first one is completed.
In Turkey, the construction of a reception terminal is nearing completion. The operator of the Turkish gas transmission network BOTAS is simultaneously building the first land section that will connect the Turkish Stream and the Turkish gas transmission network. A joint venture between Gazprom and BOTAS is simultaneously building a land pipeline to supply gas to European countries.
The Turkish Stream will become a new way of delivering gas to Turkey and Southeast Europe. Gas will be supplied from the Unified Gas Supply System of Gazprom.
The gas pipelines will be filled with natural gas, starting from onshore facilities near Anapa to a receiving terminal located near the village of Kiyikoy on the Turkish coast.
The Turkish Stream is a project of an export gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey through the Black Sea and further to the Turkish border with neighboring countries. The first thread of the pipeline is intended for the Turkish market, the second – for gas supply to the countries of Southern and Southeast Europe. The capacity of each string is 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Earlier it was reported that in Serbia, the construction of the Turkish Stream section had begun. On March 5, the Serbian Energy Agency approved the construction of the Serbian part of the gas pipeline.
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