Thursday, May 4, 2017

TAP pipeline reports progress through Greece - NEW EUROPE

17:43 MAY 4, 2017
New Europe Online/KG

Security is the project’s absolute priority, TAP says

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on May 4 informed the Embassies located in Greece about the progress of the project, highlighting security as the project’s absolute priority.

The approximately 878 kilometre long TAP pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.

TAP’s Country Manager for Greece Rikard Scoufias focused on how TAP is being implemented in Greece with respect to local communities, as demonstrated in the engagement and consultation process followed; the extensive communication campaigns launched; the social and environmental investments programme drafted and implemented; and the benefits TAP brings to Greece – both present and future ones, TAP said in a press release.

TAP Managing Director Ian Bradshaw elaborated on TAP’s progress in its three host countries, as well as the project’s key achievements, thanking all involved stakeholders, contractors, partners and employees for their contribution.

Project Director John Haynes presented in detail the pipeline’s construction process, highlighting security as the project’s absolute priority.

TAP will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).