TAP's construction in Albania continues successfully
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.31
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The work on construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Albania continues successfully.
Twenty-two kilometers of pipes have already been strung along TAP’s route in Albania and welding of around 14 pipes has been completed there, Albania’s Minister of Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri tweeted.
The TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas and condensate field to the EU countries.
The 870-kilometer pipeline will be connected to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy's south.
TAP’s route through Albania will be approximately 215 kilometers onshore and 37 km offshore in the Albanian section of the Adriatic Sea. It starts at Bilisht Qender in the Korca region at the Albanian border with Greece, and arrives at the Adriatic coast 17 km north-west of Fier, 400 meters inland from the shoreline.