The Gazprom Management Committee held a meeting addressing the progress with the South Stream gas pipeline construction project.
It was stressed that South Stream Transport was ready for constructing the most complicated part of the project, the first and the second strings of the offshore gas pipeline. FEED activities are completed for the offshore section, Gazprom said in a statement.
At present, the project contractor Saipem is engaged in detailed engineering of the submerged trunkline. Almost 300 thousand tons of pipes have been supplied for the first offshore string.
Pipeline sections for the deep-water part are currently being welded in the port of Burgas.
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