Tekfen announces time of completing compressor stations’ construction for TANAP
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 29
By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
Commissioning of compressor and metering stations as part of construction of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) will be completed in May 2019, Deputy General Director for Internal Projects of the Turkish Tekfen Holding Mustafa Kopuz told Trend.
Tekfen is the contractor of TANAP’s Lot 3, which envisages construction of the pipeline from Sivas to Eskisehir in Turkey, as well as for construction of compressor and metering stations.
The Lot 3 of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project was completed in November 2017 and the contract’s cost stood at $581.94 million.
Kopuz pointed out that Phase 0 scope as part of construction of MS-1: Metering Station 1 in Posof/Ardahan in Turkey-Georgia Border; CS-1: Compressor Station 1 in Damal/Ardahan; MS-1&CS-1 Family Accomodation in Posof and Hanak/Ardahan; CS5 & CS5L: Compressor Stations in Eskisehir; MS-2: Metering Station 2 in Eskisehir; MS-3: Metering Station in Canakkale and MS-4: Metering Station in Ipsala/Edirne has been completed.
“Phase 0 scope has completed, gas has been received to the stations, hot commissioning works are on-going. Phase 1 MC will be achieved on 25 December 2018 and commissioning will be completed on May 2019,” he said.
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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