Finnish company to supply gas-tight fire dampers for TANAP
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Finnish Halton will supply gas-tight fire dampers and gas-tight shut-off dampers for the compressor and measuring stations of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), said a message from the company.
Slightly under a half of the dampers made at Halton's Lahti factory were delivered by the end of November 2017 and the rest will be delivered during 2018.
The delivery in question is the largest one ever for Halton's Marine business to the area of Turkey and the Caspian Sea. A delivery by Halton that was comparable in terms of its size and products was supplied to Southern Italy a year ago.
The TANAP shipment includes 2,000 fire and shut-off dampers which have been designed and manufactured in accordance with the special requirements of the site. The products, which are being delivered to explosive areas, are also ATEX-certified. The ATEX designation relates to legislation and standardization which concerns devices meant for explosive areas, amongst other things.
"Getting the order took over a year of hard work from our sales and project teams and we're really excited about this significant opening of a door into the market area in question," says Sami Piirainen, the Director of Halton's business division.
The subcontractor in the project to whom Halton is delivering the products is Enefcon Engineering Ltd., a technology provider of HVAC, fire suppressing and sanitary plumbing solutions and related control systems.
"Our high expectations towards our HVAC solution partner in this project included flexibility in many areas in order to meet the needs of demanding project specifications as well as to manage the overall tight schedule. We considered Halton to meet these requirements best and their production quality and quality control system to be the assurance of the success of this delivery," says Ertas Erzincan, Project Coordinator at Enefcon.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field to the western borders of Turkey. The gas will be delivered to Turkey in 2018 and after completion of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline's construction the gas will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.
The length of TANAP is 1,850 kilometers with an initial capacity of 16 billion cubic meters of gas. Around six billion cubic meters of this gas is meant to be delivered to Turkey, with the remaining volume to be supplied to Europe.
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