Turkey’s Toscelik completes pipe supply for TANAP
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 11
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Turkey’s Toscelik Spiral Boru company has completed the delivery of pipes for Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) ahead of the schedule, Turkish media reported.
Toscelik Spiral Boru, a part of Tosyali Holding, supplied pipes totaling 475 kilometers in length for TANAP in March. This accounts for a third of the total length of the pipes to be supplied for the pipeline from Turkey.
In total, 1.2 million tons of steel pipes will be used for construction of TANAP. Around a million tons of this will be manufactured in Turkey, while 200,000 tons will be brought from abroad.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field to the western borders of Turkey. The gas will be delivered to Turkey in 2018 and after completion of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s construction the gas will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.
The length of TANAP is 1,850 kilometers with an initial capacity of 16 billion cubic meters of gas. Around six billion cubic meters of this gas is meant to be delivered to Turkey, with the remaining volume to be supplied to Europe.
TANAP shareholders are Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR (58 percent), BOTAS (30 percent) and BP (12 percent).
Follow the author on Twitter: @Lyaman_Zeyn