Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.4
By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
In November 2017, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) completed the rehabilitation of the road segment connecting the Sektor-Seman motorway (road 501) with the surrounding villages and Fier in Albania, said the message on TAP’s website.
The upgraded 4.2 km road will serve over 3,000 residents in the area and is part of TAP’s investment in refurbishing more than 175km of access roads in Albania to allow the safe passage of pipes and equipment, according to the message.
The Sektor-Seman road is not the only TAP investment in road infrastructure upgrade in the municipality of Fier. More than 26 kilometers of road have been rehabilitated so far, of which 11 kilometers have been paved thanks to the cooperation and joint investment of TAP and the municipality of Fier.
At the end of 2016, TAP completed the first phase of road infrastructure rehabilitation in Albania, comprising the upgrade of approximately 58km of access roads, construction of two new bridges and refurbishment of 40 bridges. Works are underway for the second phase of building access roads. By end-November 2017, more than 78 percent of works had been completed.
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).
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