The TurkStream project goes on

The Pioneering Spirit pipe laying vessel (image courtesy of Gazprom)

The Pioneering Spirit pipe laying vessel (image courtesy of Gazprom)

According to a press release by the company, Gazprom started laying the TurkStream gas pipeline in the deep-water area off the coast of Anapa. After the very initial steps some months ago, the operations were launched with the command given by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel.
Vladimir Putin and Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, explored the machinery and equipment of the vessel, including its gas pipeline construction facility used for welding and applying protective coatings to pipes.
For Turkey, natural gas is the key energy source accounting for 38% in the country’s electricity generation and used for heating and cooking of approximately 12 million households. TurkStream will substantially increase energy security in the region.