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South Stream Transport has officially started the construction of the receiving terminal for the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline.

With the start of the onshore construction in Turkey, the project is now being implemented in three construction areas: onshore Russia, onshore Turkey and offshore in the Black Sea.

The contract for the construction of the receiving terminal has been awarded to Petrofac in September 2017. Petrofac is currently mobilizing and has contracted Tekfen, a Turkish construction company, as its main subcontractor.

The works involve the preparation of the area where the receiving terminal will be located in the Turkish Thrace region, near the town of Kiyiköy.

Furthermore, the construction of the landfall facilities on the Russian side of the Black Sea, near the city of Anapa, is reaching the final stages of construction. Construction of this facility is expected to be completed in 2018, the company noted.

In addition, the Allseas vessel Pioneering Spirit is working on the two offshore pipelines. The first line is currently being laid all the way up to the Turkish shore.





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