Baku, Azerbaijan, March 31
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
TANAP Doğalgaz İletim A.Ş. announced the Pre-qualification for of SCADA and Telecommunication Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) works on TANAP (Trans Anatolian gas pipeline) project, according to a message posted on the TANAP's official website.
In addtition tender includes Engineering, Procurement and Construction of a Fiber Optic Cable System, which is independent from SCADA and Telecommunication System, through the pipeline corridor.
The major requirements for Pre-qualification are that the Applicant shall have Management Systems registered to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (or similar) and OHSAS 18001 (or similar); shall design SCADA system compliant to ISO/IEC 27001; shall not be subject to any sanction from IFC/EIB/EBRD or EU/US/UN or Republics of Turkey and Azerbaijan; shall have proven past experience in Oil and/or Gas sector.
The Applicants will further be asked to provide evidence of appropriate engineering, procurement and construction experience and capabilities, quality control procedures, HSE plans and procedures, human and equipment resources and financial stability.
The Pre-qualification Package will be distributed to all interested Applicants at no cost on 28th of March 2014 through e-mail. Receipt of Applications is scheduled for 2nd of May 2014. It is expected that the invitations to bid will be made in Q2-2014 and contract(s) will be awarded in Q4-2014.
Entities interested in being pre-qualified are requested to submit a scanned copy of Expression of Interest Letter to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 18:00 o'clock (local Ankara time) on 27th of March, 2014 and then send the original of the same letter to the address indicated below.
TANAP Doğalgaz İletim A.Ş.
Kızılırmak Mah. Ufuk Üniversitesi Cad.
Farilya Business Center No: 8/18 Kat: 2
Çukurambar 06550 - ANKARA
Tel: +90 (312) 999 1111
Fax: +90 (312) 999 1112
The TANAP project envisages gas transportation from the Shah Deniz field to Europe via Turkey. The pipeline's initial capacity is expected to reach 16 billion cubic meters per year. Around six billion cubic meters will be delivered to Turkey and the rest to Europe. In future, the pipeline's capacity can be expanded to 31 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Currently the share distribution in the TANAP project is Turkey (20 percent) and Azerbaijan (80 percent). Following the completion of the process to acquire a stake in the TANAP project by British company BP, shares in the project will be distributed as follows: SOCAR (operator) - 68 percent , Botas (Turkish state pipeline company) - 20 percent and BP - 12 percent.
TANAP shareholders plan to lay the pipeline's foundation in the second quarter of 2014 and to commission it in 2018. TANAP project cost is estimated at $10 billion to $11 billion.