Nabucco Turkey Director General Erdal Tuzunoglu said that they plan to complete Nabucco Natural Gas Pipeline Project within 2015.
Speaking at a briefing about the project in the southeastern province of Mardin on Monday, Tuzunoglu said that the project had been continuing eight years, and it was pursued jointly by six countries which were Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.
The project gained a serious momentum when an intergovernmental agreement was signed in Ankara in July, 2009, said Tuzunoglu, adding that Nabucco Turkey company was established in 2010, and it was pursuing pre-engineering activities, works on feasibility and environmental effects.
He said that Nabucco line, which was 4,000 km, would be installed in five countries, adding that the longest part of the pipeline took place in Turkey which was 2,730 km.
He added that the construction phase of the pipeline would begin in the second half of 2012, and would continue three years.
Tuzunoglu said that the budget of the whole project was 7.9 billion Euro.
Nabucco pipeline will carry Caspian and Central Asian natural gas to Austria in Europe to reduce EU dependence on Russian gas.