Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
The construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is advancing.
“Almost 40 percent steel pipes in Greece and Albania (303km out of 765km) now in the ground (back-filled). Taking steps towards boosting energy security,” the press-service of TAP consortium said in a message July 25.
TAP is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor, which is one of the priority energy projects for the European Union. The project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz Stage 2 to the EU countries.
The pipeline will connect 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 kilometers, Albania 215 kilometers, Adriatic Sea 105 kilometers, and Italy 8 kilometers).
TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20 percent), SOCAR (20 percent), Snam S.p.A. (20 percent), Fluxys (19 percent), Enagás (16 percent) and Axpo (5 percent).