400km along TAP route in Greece, Albania under restoration
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.23
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Around 400 kilometers or 52 percent of the territories along Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) route in Greece and Albania are being reinstated, said a message from TAP AG consortium, engaged in the pipeline’s construction.
“After construction, all land is reinstated to at least its original condition. Nearly 400km along our route (about 52 percent out of 765km) in Greece and Albania are being reinstated. Our commitment to environment is at heart of our project,” 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 EU.
TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas and condensate field to the EU countries.
The pipeline will be connected to the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy's south.
TAP’s shareholders are: BP (20 percent), State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (20 percent), Snam (20 percent), Fluxys (19 percent), Enagas (16 percent) and Axpo (5 percent).
TAP will be 878 kilometers in length (Greece 550 km, Albania 215 km, Adriatic Sea 105 km, and Italy 8 km). Its highest point will be 1,800 meters in Albania’s mountains, while its lowest point will be 820 meters beneath the sea.
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