Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.7
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Trenching has been completed on nearly 2/3 of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) route in Greece and Albania, reads a message from TAP AG consortium.
This accounts for around 507km out of 765km TAP route in the mentioned countries.
“The pipeline will be buried at least 1m under the ground and will therefore be invisible,” said the message.
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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