Russian giant Gazprom informed that the start-up and commissioning process is in its final stage at the TurkStream gas pipeline, which is going to be brought into operation before the end of 2019.
Currently, both strings of TurkStream, from the onshore facilities near Anapa to the receiving terminal on the Turkish coast near the Kiyikoy settlement, are filled up with gas.
The Russkaya CS and the landfall section in Russia are ready for operation, Gazprom said in its statement.
Meanwhile, start-up and commissioning operations are coming to a close at the receiving terminal in Turkey.
TurkStream is the project for a gas pipeline stretching across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and further to Turkey’s border with neighboring countries.
The first string of TurkStream is intended for Turkish consumers, while the second string will deliver gas to southern and southeastern Europe. Each string will have a throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year.