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20.07.2017 11:24
Vedomosti: Gazprom Speeds Up Turk Stream Construction
According to sources of the Russian newspaper pipe layer Audacia of Gazprom's contractor Allseas has laid as much as 25 km of the Turk Stream second line planned to feed gas to Europe

  • Pipes for the cancelled South Stream gas pipeline, as stored at Varna port (Bulgaria)
    © Gazprom

Russian energy giant Gazprom has sped up “in silence” the construction of the Turk Stream gas pipeline, reportedly having already laid 20 – 25 km of pipes on the Black Sea bottom for the second line poised to deliver gas to Europe. According to Russian newspaper Vedomosti, which cited a source of pipe-laying contractor Allseas and another federal source, on Thursday evening pipe layer Audacia has sailed along the already built stretch of the first line to Turkey, off the Anapa coast, with a speed of 0.1 – 0.15 knots, or approximately its pipe laying speed.

Vedomosti, citing data from a marine traffic tracker, also alleged that three cargo ships have made trips to the Audacia, with a fourth one which brought pipes from Bulgaria on July 17, which were to be used for the cancelled South Stream project.

According to one of the newspaper’s sources the latter ship was awaiting its turn to deliver pipes to the Audacia.

TAGS: Vedomosti | Gazprom | Turk Stream | Turkish Stream | gas | natural gas | gas pipeline | Black Sea | construction | infrastructure 

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