DESFA announces schedule of TAP’s interconnection with national natural gas transmission system
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.8
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Greek DESFA National Natural Gas System Operator S.A. has published the 5th Revision of the National Natural Gas Transmission System (NNGTS) Maintenance Program for the Year 2020, Trend reports citing DESFA.
According to this document, connection to the national natural gas transmission system (NNGTS) of the Metering/Regulating Station (U6910) at the Interconnection Point between the DESFA and TAP networks at Nea Messimvria will take six working days from October 13 through October 20 and three working days from October 27 through October 30.
TAP and DESFA have an Interconnection Agreement for the Interconnection Point Nea Mesimvria.
The Interconnection agreement aims to:
Establish agreed terms for the safe, reliable and effective co-operation of the interconnected transmission systems, namely TAP and DESFA;
Determine the conditions for coordinated operation of the interconnected gas transmission systems;
Establish data/information exchange and agree the bilateral collaboration of the respective transmission system operators (DESFA and TAP).
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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