Amsterdam, 21 June 2017
On Wednesday 21 June 2017, the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization published the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the offshore section of the TurkStream Gas Pipeline Project.
The EIA was prepared by ELC Group Inc. on behalf of South Stream Transport B.V., the project owner of the offshore section of the TurkStream Project.
In preparation of the EIA, field surveys were conducted to identify, assess and document potential environmental and social impacts of project activities. As part of the assessment, various Turkish stakeholders, including government experts, local community representatives and fishing groups, were consulted.
The EIA consists of information on the potential environmental and social impacts of the offshore section of the TurkStream project. It also includes recommendations for the mitigation of the potential adverse impacts and enhancement of the beneficial ones.
The Turkish government established a Review and Evaluation Commission with representatives of relevant institutions and organizations to review the EIA report. After receiving the findings of the Commission, South Stream Transport B.V. will submit a Final report to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.
Statement by South Stream Transport B.V., the owner of the TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project: