Turkish Standards Institute to check quality of pipes for TANAP
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu- Trend:
The companies, which will supply pipes for the construction project of Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP), will be required to obtain a certificate from the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), a message of the TSE posted on its website March 4 said.
The institute also will check the quality of the pipes, which will be delivered from China to Turkey for the construction of the pipeline.
Contracts for the supply of pipes for the construction of TANAP were signed in Turkey's capital Ankara on Oct.14 with six Turkish and one Chinese company.
Turkey's Mannesmann-Noksel-Erciyas and Umran-Emek consortiums, and Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi, as well as the Chinese contractor Baosteel Europe won the tender for the supply of pipes for the TANAP project.
All the companies that will participate in the construction and supply of the TANAP project in Turkey are exempt from VAT.
The TANAP project envisages the transportation of gas of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field from the Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey. TANAP's initial capacity 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 rest of the volume to Europe. Turkey will obtain gas in 2018. The gas will be supplied to Europe in early 2020 after the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is constructed. The project's cost is estimated at $10-$11 billion.
Edited by CN
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