The 39-kilometer-long land pipeline to transport natural gas from the Sakarya gas field in the Black Sea to Turkish gas users is due for completion this November, according to Turkish Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS), the organization responsible for its construction.
BOTAS officials said the company will bring 540 billion cubic meters of natural gas ashore from the Filyos Port located on the coastal Zonguldak Province for connection to the national natural gas transmission network.
The first phase of construction of the Western Black Sea Natural Gas Pipeline section, which will finish in November, will be carried out in two stages.
The two stages involve the construction and then the connection of the West Black Sea Gas Measurement Station to the national transmission network with a high-pressure steel natural gas pipeline, which is approximately 216 kilometers in length and 122 centimeters in diameter, along with related valve systems.
Progress has been swift and since March 7 when steel pipe stringing started, 7 kilometers have already been laid along the project’s land route as of April 14. The construction of the measurement station and the first phase of the pipeline section has also begun.
By Murat Temizer