Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Aygun Badalova -Trend:
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued the contract notice for supply and installation of gas turbine compressors in Greece and Albania, TAP reported.
Six turbo compressors will be purchased for installation on two compressor stations - three for a compressor station in Albania near Fier, and three for a compressor station in Greece near Kipoi, the report said.
The scope of this Supply Contract will include manufacturing, delivery, engineering, installation and pre-commissioning of the turbo compressors. "The potential suppliers need to demonstrate that their equipment is "proven technology", which has been successfully used on compressor stations similar to TAP's", according to the report.
The current pre-qualification is the fourth one, following contract notices on construction of Albanian roads and bridges, onshore pipeline construction in Greece and Albania, construction of compressor stations in Greece and Albania.
The next contract notices to be issued by TAP over the next three months will include the pre-qualification of companies supplying Large Diameter Valves and steel line pipes for onshore section of TAP.
The TAP project was selected by the consortium of Azerbaijani Shah Deniz field development as the transportation route to the European markets.
The long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) near the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.
Construction of the pipeline is planned to start in 2016. The initial capacity of the pipeline will be 10 billion cubic meters per year, but it can easily be expanded to 20 billion cubic meters per year.
TAP's shareholding is comprised of BP (20 percent), SOCAR (20 percent), Statoil (20 percent), Fluxys (16 percent), Total (10 percent), E.ON (9 percent) and Axpo (5 percent).