TAP received necessary permits in Italy - minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 27
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
All necessary permits have been received for construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Italy, said the country’s Minister for Territorial Cohesion and South Claudio De Vincenti.
“No backtrack on the implementation of TAP: the authorization has been issued and the work must go on,” Italian media quoted the minister as saying.
He also emphasized the opportunity which can be opened up for the region with the construction of TAP, Italian media reported.
Earlier, Lisa Givert, head of communications at TAP, told Trend that that the project’s implementation will have a minimal impact on Italy’s environment, moreover, planting of olive trees along the gas pipeline’s route will continue.
TAP is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor which is one of the priority energy projects for the European Union.
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 pipeline will be connected to the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy's south.
TAP will be 878 kilometers in length (Greece 550 km, Albania 215 km, Adriatic Sea 105 km, and Italy 8 km). Its highest point will be 1,800 meters in Albania’s mountains, while its lowest point will be 820 meters beneath the sea.
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