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TAP Awards Contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International
TAP said the award would allow it to begin construction in Greece, Albania, and Italy next year as planned. Awards for the offshore 36-in. OD line pipe and the remainder of the 48-in. onshore pipe will be announced separately.
This year TAP has awarded contracts for construction and rehabilitation of access roads and bridges in Albania (April), large-diameter ball valves and actuators (July), turbo compressors (September), and fittings, isolating joints, and scraper traps (October).
TAP will transport natural gas from Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. The 878-km pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece, Albania, and the Adriatic Sea, and come onshore in southern Italy.
The pipelineís routing will allow gas delivery to southeastern European
countries including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro,
and Croatia. Its landfall in Italy provides opportunities for further
transport to markets such as Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland, and
Pipeline shareholders are BP 20%, State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic 20%, Statoil ASA 20%, Fluxys 19%, Enagas SA 16%, and Axpo Holding AG 5%.
information on TAPís procurement process and the contracts that it plans
to award, please go to:
More about Salzgitter Mannesmann Line Pipe: www.smlp.eu