Gazprom plans to launch the “Turkish stream” in 2019

"Газпром" рассчитывает на запуск "Турецкого потока" в 2019

Deepwater laying of the pipeline has already been completed

The Russian “Gazprom” assured that the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” will be launched before the end of 2019. About this informed the Deputy chief of Department of foreign economic activity of the company Dmitry Khandoga, reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to the rossm.

According to the representative “Gazprom” at the moment, end of a receiving terminal and the construction of the onshore section.

“Deep stacking has been completed, now complete a receiving terminal, as for the offshore section. “Gazprom” together with your partner, Botas, is carrying out works on construction of inland transit station,” – said Khandoga.

He added that Turkey also are working on welding and construction of pipes.

At the same time the representative of “Gazprom” noted that the construction of the continuation of the “Turkish stream” is beyond the scope of the campaign and implemented by the national transport operators.

Earlier in Serbia, announced the beginning of construction of the pipeline “Turkish stream”. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic said that Serbia plans for construction of the pipeline does not depend on the progress of Bulgaria in the end your own plot

In the U.S. note that new pipelines are projects which can allow Russian gas deliveries to bypass Ukraine and to obtain direct access to major markets in Europe.