SapuraKencana bags RM510m pipeline, cable job in Turkish Straits
Date: 28.07.2016.

Publication source: The Star Online 

KUALA LUMPUR: SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd has bagged a US$125.9mil (RM510mil) contract to offshore pipelines and fibre optic cables for Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline in the Turkish Straits.

It said on Thursday its unit SapuraKencana TL Offshore Sdn Bhd was awarded the contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of offshore pipelines and fibre optic cables for the Trans Anatolian natural gas pipeline from Tanap Dogalgaz İletim A.S.

The contract scope comprises the design and pre-commissioning of offshore pipelines and fibre optic cables works for the installation of two 36 inch offshore pipelines approximately 35km in total length, two 48-core and two 192-core offshore fibre optic cables running parallel to the offshore pipelines, and other associated works relating to the Contract.

The work location is at the Dardanelles Strait in the Sea of Marmara. The project is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2016 and ends in third quarter of 2018.

Wikipedia said the Turkish Straits are a series of internationally-significant waterways in northwest Turkey that connect the Aegean and Mediterranean seas to the Black Sea.

They consist of the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosphorus, all part of the sovereign sea territory of Turkey and subject to the regime of internal waters.