The new gas pipeline will stretch from Russia in the direction of Turkey along the bottom of the Black Sea to reach European part of Turkey and then head towards the Turkish-Greek border.
The gas pipeline’s offshore branch will run along the old South Stream’s corridor for 660 km and along a new corridor for 250 km towards Turkey’s European part. Its total capacity is 63 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The offshore pipe branch will consist of four runs.
OMK role in the project
We won rights to deliver 35% of large diameter pipes for the first and second strings of the pipeline. 600 kms of pipes (diameter — 813 mm, wall thickness — 39 mm, steel — SAWL 450, DNV-OS-F101 (2010) standard) is the volume that OMK is set to produce at Vyksa Steel Works plant and deliver for the project according to contracts with South Stream Transport.
Purpose of the project
Turkey, which is the second largest market for Russian gas following Germany, is interested in increasing the imports of the energy source from Russia. Russian gas is currently delivered to Turkey by the Blue Stream and the Trans-Balkan Pipeline. The Turkish Stream gas pipeline will provide an uninterrupted supply of Russian gas to the European countries.
OMK has manufactured pipes for several oil and gas pipeline construction projects in the last few years: Nord Stream, Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean, Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok, Central Asia-China and other. In the fall of 2014 the company delivered the first large batch of pipes for the Power of Siberia gas pipeline and is ready to participate in this and other strategic projects on a wide scale. As of today OMK has the biggest experience in manufacturing pipes for offshore pipelines.