TAP issues SCADA and fibre optic cable contract notices
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) launched pre-qualification contracts for the supply and delivery of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and fibre optic cable, TAP reported on September 21.
These are the final large package contracts to be awarded by TAP for project construction as company provided items.
The scope of work is intended to cover:
- Engineering, procurement and installation of SCADA, telecommunications and security systems. The SCADA system will provide integrated and centralised continuous monitoring and control along the entire 878-kilometre gas transportation system with all data being transmitted back to the supervisory control center in the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) in southern Italy, overseeing the pipeline's safe and sustainable operations.
- Manufacturing and delivery of approximatively 1,550 kilometres of fibre optic cable which will facilitate bi-directional communication feed from the pipeline and associated assets, such as compressor stations and block valve stations, to the supervisory control center.
TAP will transport natural gas from the giant 'Shah Deniz 2' field in Azerbaijan to Europe.
The approximately 870 km long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.
The pipeline's construction is expected to start in 2016.
TAP's initial capacity will be 10 billion cubic meters per year, expandable to 20 billion cubic meters per year.
TAP's shareholding is comprised of BP (20 percent), SOCAR (20 percent), Statoil (20 percent), Fluxys (19 percent), Enagás (16 percent) and Axpo (5 percent).