TAP launches sourcing process for its Pipeline Integrity Management System
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 29
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG has launched the sourcing process for its Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS), which will support the project’s activities ahead of and during the operations phase, Trend reports citing
TAP issues the below Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for the selection of a contractor which will support TAP’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department in implementing its Pipeline Integrity Management System. The PIMS will ensure the safe operability of the pipeline along its 878 km route, both onshore – through Greece, Albania and Italy – and offshore.
More details about the scope of work can be found below. Interested companies can submit an expression of interest (Eol) by filling out the questionnaire below and sending it to [email protected] by 12 April 2019 at 12:00 CET.
Following the pre-qualification stage, TAP will issue the related Invitation to Tender (ITT) in the second quarter of 2019. The contract is expected to be awarded in the third quarter of 2019, all as better specified in the pre-qualification and tender documents.
TAP project, worth 4.5 billion euros, is one of the priority energy projects for the European Union (EU). The project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz Stage 2 to the EU countries.
Connecting with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Greek-Turkish border, TAP will cross Northern Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before coming ashore in Southern Italy to connect to the Italian natural gas network.
The project is currently in its construction phase, which started in 2016.
Once built, TAP will offer a direct and cost-effective transportation route opening up the vital Southern Gas Corridor, a 3,500-kilometer long gas value chain stretching from the Caspian Sea to Europe.
TAP shareholders include 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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