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Blue Stream Natural Gas Pipeline

Operator

Gazprom / Eni

Contract

565 billion cubic feet per year

EPCI Contractor

Saipem

Pipeline Cost

$3.4bn

Capacity

16 billion cubic metres

Sections

Izobilnoye to Dzhugba (222 miles), Dzhugba to Samsun across the Black Sea (235 miles), Samsun to Ankara (300 miles)

Pipeline

Twin 24in OD steel lines

Wall Thickness

31.8mm

Line Distance

5m and 100m

Vessel

Castoro Otto (shallow water up to 380m), Saipem 7000 (deep water up to 2,150m)

Joint Length

48.8m

Buckle Arrestors

17km of 652mm OD by 52.7mm

Bracelet Anodes

10,438 from the UK, 15, 032 from Singapore

Length of Pipeline

1,213km (approx)
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