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23 July 2018

In Turkey Nearshore Works Started for the TurkStream Gas Pipeline

On Sunday 22 July, nearshore works started for the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline near the Turkish town of Kiyiköy. The nearshore component in Turkey involves constructing seabed trenches for around 2.4 kilometers length from the shoreline into the sea in order to bury the pipes for protection against wave action and avoidance of fishing interaction. The process of offshore trenching is expected to last 4 to 8 weeks. 

According to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) prepared by independent third party experts, the nearshore work will have small, temporary and localized effects for the local fishing industry. After a thorough consultation process with various Turkish stakeholders, including local community representatives and fishing groups, the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization approved the EIA in September 2017. 

“We are pleased to be in line with our construction schedule to ensure that gas deliveries start by the end of 2019. We will try and make sure to minimize and mitigate the disturbance to the local residents during the nearshore works, " Sander van Rootselaar, TurkStream spokesperson, said.

TurkStream project company is engaging with local fishermen over a voluntary compensation scheme for potential loss of income during the period of nearshore works within the framework of its commitment to remedy any local impacts to be experienced. The compensation scheme is part of TurkStream’s corporate responsibility and good neighborhood policy.

In parallel, Pioneering Spirit is progressing since the offshore construction of the second line resumed on 26 June. The landfall facilities on the Russian side of the Black Sea, near the city of Anapa, is in the final stages of construction and will be completed in 2018.

 

Background
TurkStream is the project for a gas pipeline stretching across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and further to Turkey’s border with neighbouring countries. The first line of the gas pipeline is intended for the Turkish consumers, while the second line is designated for the Southern and South-Eastern Europe. Each line will have the throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year. South Stream Transport B.V. is responsible for the construction of the gas pipeline’s offshore section.

 

Source: http://turkstream.info/press/news/2018/192

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