Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has issued its next Invitations to Tender (ITT) for compressor stations in Greece and Albania, TAP reported on November 26.
TAP is issuing two separate ITTs - one for Greece and one for Albania.
In Greece, the ITT will cover the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of one compressor station at Kipoi, according to the report. In Albania, the ITT is for the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of one compressor station at Fier, and one metering station at Billisht. The metering station is designed to measure natural gas coming from the Greek section of TAP.
Design and specification for the compressor stations is in line with TAP's initial capacity of 10 billion cubic (bcm) meters per annum with a possibility to expand that capacity up to 20 bcm per annum.
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 TAP is planned to begin in 2016. TAP's shareholding is comprised of BP (20 percent), SOCAR (20 percent), Statoil (20 percent), Fluxys (19 percent), Enagás (16 percent) and Axpo (five percent).
TAP plans to award the contracts for compressor stations in the second half of 2015. The next Invitation to Tenders that will be issued by TAP are for the procurement of turbo compressor units for the compressor stations in Greece and Albania, and for the procurement of large diameter ball valves for Greece, Albania and Italy. TAP plans to issue these ITTs within the fourth quarter of 2014.