Azerbaijan, Baku, April 7 / Trend / According to the estimations by EGL, the construction of the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline will cost 1.5 billion euros, the official website of the gas pipeline project said. The final cost will depend on various factors including terms of construction and prices on steel and other necessary materials.
The engineering and planning work as a part of the project will be continued in 2009 and necessary documents will be signed.
The length of the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline will total roughly 520 kilometers including 115 kilometers via the Adriatic Sea seabed.
The highest point of the pipeline will cross Alban mountains at the height of 1,800 meters and the lowest point - 820 meters below the sea level (in seabed).
The diameter of section crossing land is 48 inches which enables to gas to run through with a pressure of 100 bars. The diameter of seabed section is 42 inches.
The initial capacity is 10 billion cubic meters of gas which will enable to supply 3 billion customers with gas. The capacity can be increased up to 20 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Compressor stations in Fessaloniki in Greece and Albanian shore will be built in the first stage. A third compressor station will be built on the Greece-Albania border to increase the capacity up to 20 billion cubic meters.
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