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South Stream Offshore Pipeline Project Updates

South Stream Transport Publishes Bulgarian ESIA Report
July 29, 2014 + + +South Stream Transport has completed the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Bulgarian Sector of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline.

Turkey approves environmental assessment for South Stream
July 25, 2014 + + + The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation Turkey has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the South Stream gas pipeline in the Black Sea. The first pipelaying vessel is slated to enter the Turkish exclusive economic zone in first-quarter 2015. The pipeline’s offshore section will have four strings, each more than 930 km long. South Stream is designed to extend offshore Turkey some 110 km at a depth reaching 2,200 m. The EIA, approved by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, includes potential impact on the seabed geology, water quality, and marine ecology, the company said.

South Stream Transport Publishes Russian ESIA Report
July 9, 2014 + + + South Stream Transport has published the ESIA report for the Russian Sector of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline. The assessment was made by international experts and shows that construction and operation of the four pipelines and landfall facilities in Russia is not expected to have significant environmental or social impacts.

Gazprom considerably boosting gas supply to Croatia
July 9, 2014 + + + A Gazprom delegation, led by Alexey Miller, paid a working visit to Croatia. Meetings were held with the Croation President and the Prime Minister. In particular they discussed the South Stream project as well as the project for construction its gas branch to Croatia.

Centrgaz to construct South Stream in Serbia
July 8, 2014 + + + OAO Gazprom reported that its Centrgaz unit signed a contract July 8 for South Stream gas pipeline construction in Serbia. Centrgaz will focus on design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and personnel training. The contract stipulates involving Serbian subcontractors for “certain operations.” For the Serbian segment of South Stream, Gazprom will hold 51% and Srbijagas 49%.

Gazprom, OMV to complete Austrian South Stream leg by 2016
June 25, 2014 + + + OAO Gazprom and OMV AG signed a shareholders’ agreement for South Stream Austria GMBH, completing the final investment decision for the natural gas pipeline’s Austrian section with an eye on commissioning in late 2016.
The Austrian section of South Stream will transport 30-32 billion cu m (bcm)/year from the Hungarian border to Baumgarten, Austria. Gazprom and OMV expect all construction permits to be obtained by late next year. Russia and Austria in 2010 signed the intergovernmental agreement for the implementation of the project in Austria, with Gazprom and OMV establishing South Stream Austria the following year. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding in April to build South Stream’s Austrian leg (OGJ Online, Apr. 30, 2014).


Allseas to Lay Second Line of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline 
April 29, 2014   + + +  South Stream Transport has signed a contract with the Allseas Group to lay the second line. In addition, the Company has signed a contract with Saipem for the provision of complementary works for the Line 2


Siemens to supply control tools for South Stream Offshore pipeline 
April 7, 2014  + + +  South Stream and Siemens entered into a contract to supply electrical systems and Control & Instrumentation for the offshore section of the gas pipeline (Telecommunication equipment, Automatic process control systems for the Russian and Bulgarian landfalls, for Central and Backup Control Rooms, etc)


South Stream Second Offshore Pipeline 
March 14, 2014   + + +  South Stream Transport has ordered over 75,000 pipes for the second Pipeline. The Marubeni-Itochu & Sumitomo Consortium will supply 40% ... OMK Steel 35% ... and Izhora Pipe Mill 25% of them


Contract for the Construction of the first Offshore Pipeline
March 14, 2014  + + +  South Stream Transport has contracted the Italian company Saipem for the construction of the Offshore pipeline. Two vessels will be involved: Saipem Castoro and Saipem S7000


Gazprom pushing ahead with gas pipeline projects
Feb 11, 2014  + + +  Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee pointed out that the new Southern Corridor route meant to increase the reliability of supply to European customers and mitigate transit risks ...


South Stream Transport Appoints DNV GL to Validate Pipeline Safety
Feb 07, 2014    + + +  South Stream Transport has contracted DNV GL for the independent certification of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline


South Stream Transport Signs Contracts for Supply of Pipes
January 29, 2014  + + +  South Stream Transport has contracted three pipe mills to supply over 75,000 steel pipes for the first line of the Offshore Pipeline: Europipe will supply 50%,  OMK 35 % and Severstal's Izhora 15%.


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