Turkish producers to supply pipes for TANAP project
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish companies won the tender to supply the pipes for the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP), the Turkish newspaper Aksam reported Oct. 14.
Borusan Mannesmann, Noksel Celik Boru and Erciyas Celik Boru will supply pipes for the TANAP project.
A signing ceremony of an agreement on the pipe supply for the TANAP construction project will be held in Ankara Oct. 14. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz will attend the ceremony.
Earlier, Turkish companies expressed their willingness to provide the TANAP project with pipes, the head of the Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association (CEBID) Ahmet Erciyes said.
"The local companies can earn some $2.5-3 billion from supplying steel pipes for the TANAP project," he said.
Earlier, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said that in total, 1.8 million metric tons of steel pipes will be laid to implement the gas pipeline construction project through Turkey's territory.
The TANAP project envisages gas transportation from the Shah Deniz field to Europe via Turkey. The initial capacity is expected to reach 16 billion cubic meters per year.
Around six billion cubic meters will be delivered to Turkey and the rest to Europe. In future the pipeline may be expanded up to 31 billion cubic meters a year.
TANAP pipeline is planned to be commissioned in 2018. The project cost is estimated at $10-11 billion.