Fugro to inspect Gazprom’s Black Sea pipeline

Blue Stream Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, has awarded Fugro a contract for inspection of the Blue Stream pipeline in the Black Sea.

The contract calls for the provision of survey support vessels and associated survey services to perform the 2015 external pipeline inspection for the offshore, shore approach, and dry section components of the Blue Stream Pipeline System.

The two 24” gas export pipelines, E1 and W2, run from the Beregovaya gas compression station in Russia’s Arkhipo-Osipovka, 235 miles (378km) across the Black Sea, with a maximum water depth of approximately 2,150m, to the Durusu inlet terminal 40 miles (64km) from Samsun in Turkey.

The in-field work in both areas has been completed and the reporting stage is now underway, Fugro said in a statement on Monday.

The Fugro-owned Atlantis Dweller was mobilized in Istanbul at the end of August and is currently undertaking the external inspection of the offshore section. The pipeline carries the Russian gas to Turkey. The full gas pipeline capacity is 16 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

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