Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Katerina Papalexandri has been appointed as its new Greece Country Manager for Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the TAP consortium said in a message July 26.
Katerina replaces the current Country Manager, Rikard Scoufias.
Papalexandri brings almost 20 years of experience in the energy industry with her expertise being in gas markets and projects, commercial negotiations and stakeholder management. She joins TAP from BP in London, where she has held numerous senior positions throughout her career since she joined the company in 1998.
From 2006 to 2012, Papalexandri worked for BP based in Athens as Senior Market Advisor for Gas Europe & Africa, as well as Business Developer for Caspian Gas. She also has extensive experience of the Southern Gas Corridor value chain, working as Transportation Manager for Caspian Gas and as a Strategic Risk Manager for the Southern Corridor.
Most recently in November 2015, Papalexandri, took up the position as Senior Commercial Manager for the Southern Corridor, where, amongst her responsibilities, she managed the commercial aspects of the whole gas value chain.
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).