TAP says construction of pipeline’s Albanian section on track

TAP says construction of pipeline's Albanian section on track

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The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG has announced that the construction of the pipeline on the territory of Albania is progressing without delays.

TAP AG tweeted that 87.5 percent of access roads and bridges in Albania have already been upgraded.

TAP’s route through Albania is approximately 215 kilometers onshore and 37 km offshore in the Albanian section of the Adriatic Sea. It starts at Bilisht Qendër in the Korça region at the Albanian border with Greece, and arrives at the Adriatic coast 17 km north-west of Fier, 400 meters inland from the shoreline.

In the summer of 2015, TAP started the construction and rehabilitation of access roads and bridges along the pipeline’s route in Albania. The work is expected to be completed during 2016.

tap_080816__(2)TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas and condensate field to the EU countries.

The 870-kilometer pipeline will be connected to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy’s south.

TAP’s shareholding is comprised of 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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