Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) confirmed the appointment of Ian Bradshaw as its new Managing Director starting on Feb. 1 in Baar.
TAP reported on Jan. 7, that Kjetil Tungland will return to Norway after having headed the joint venture project for over four and half years and having completed his Statoil secondment with TAP. Kjetil joined TAP in April 2010 and successfully took the project to selection in June 2013.
Bradshaw joins TAP from the BG Group where he has worked since 2005 in various senior executive positions. His most recent position was Senior Vice President for Capital Projects, overseeing the delivery of the Group's global project portfolio.
Prior to this, Ian was Senior Vice President for BG in Australia, playing a leading role in successfully taking the QCLNG mega-project to the BG Board for final investment decision.
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).
Aygun Badalova is Trend Agency's staff journalist, follow her on Twitter:@AygunBadalova