TANAP defines contractor for pipeline’s onshore section construction
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 25
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The TANAP consortium has defined a company that will build the 459-kilometer section of the pipeline from Turkey's Eskisehir up to the border with Greece, the Turkish Emlak Pencerem portal reported Jan. 25.
Punj Lloyd-Limak joint venture became the winner of the tender, and a corresponding contract was concluded with the company.
Three companies - "Fernas Insaat A.S.", "Sicim-Yuksel-AKKORD Adi Ortakligi" and "TEKFEN Insaat ve Tesisat A.S." are contractors for the construction of the onshore area of TANAP with a length of 1337 kilometers. They will build a section of the gas pipeline till the Turkish city of Eskisehir.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field from Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey.
The initial capacity of TANAP pipeline is expected to reach 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Around six billion cubic meters of this gas will be delivered to Turkey and the remaining volume will be supplied to Europe.
Turkey will get gas in 2018 and after completing the construction of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), it will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.
Currently, the shareholders of TANAP are: the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) - 58 percent, Botas - 30 percent and BP - 12 percent.
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