TAP has two minor changes in Greek route
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.8
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project, which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, has two minor changes in its route in Greece, according to the TAP AG consortium’s data.
The changes are envisaged in the fifth amendment to the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of TAP in Greece.
The amendment describes two changes to the pipeline route of the TAP project in Lachanas area and kilometer post 46 and assesses the impacts of this change to the natural, physical, cultural heritage and socioeconomic environment.
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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