The new Turkish Stream gas pipeline project will be presented at the 26th World Gas Conference, which will take place in Paris from June 1 to 5 at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre.
At the Turkish Stream exhibition stand (Pavilion No. 1, exhibition stand F58) the forum guests will be able to get detailed information about the project and its significance for the European energy security. Visitors will see the models of pipelaying vessels, learn about the offshore gas pipeline construction techniques as well as about the advantages of using natural gas for successful economic development and environmental conservation.
On 1 December, 2014 Gazprom and Turkish Botas signed the Memorandum of Understanding on constructing an offshore gas pipeline with an annual capacity of 63 billion m3 across the Black Sea towards Turkey. The new gas pipeline will run across the Black Sea from the Russkaya CS near Anapa to Kiyikoy village in the European part of Turkey and further via Luleburgaz to Ipsala on the border between Turkey and Greece. The offshore gas pipeline will consist of four strings with the capacity of 15.75 billion m3 each. All the gas from the first string will be moved solely to the Turkish market.
Gazprom will construct the offshore gas pipeline, involving its 100 per cent subsidiary South Stream Transport registered in the Netherlands. South Stream Transport was focused on preparations for the South Stream gas pipeline construction, which was cancelled in December 2014. The greater part of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will be laid within the corridor intended for South Stream. In May 2015 Saipem was tasked to start constructing the first offshore gas pipeline string using the pipes manufactured for South Stream.
The International Gas Union holds the World Gas Conference triennially. It is a forum for discussing a wide range of issues related to the gas industry development, including gas transmission, storage, distribution and consumption as well as the environmental impact of power generation.
Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton