Over 630 km of TAP pipes strung
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.5
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
More than 633 kilometers of pipes have already been strung along the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) route, TAP AG consortium said in a message.
“Pipeline parts are being laid out end to end (stringing). This is now complete for more than 633km of TAP route,” said the message.
TAP worth 4.5 billion euros 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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