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    Blue Stream pipeline on schedule

    News // February 1, 2002
    The Blue Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey achieved a world record at the beginning of January when the deepest point on the route over the Black Sea was reached, some 2,141m.

    DNV's project manager, Gunnar B Castberg, said that the pipelaying vessel, Saipem 7000, has now completed more than half the stretch over the Black Sea. DNV is an independent consultant on this work, supervising all the phases of this complicated process.

    The pipelaying is proceeding at a respectable speed, up to 4,700m being laid daily. Two parallel gas lines are being laid across the Black Sea. Saipem 7000 aims to have finished laying the first one, return to Russia and start laying the second one overthe Black Sea to Turkey by the end of February. Russia's Gazprom and Italy's Snam are cooperating on the Blue Stream project.

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