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Friday, 25 May 2018 13:00

TAP construction ongoing in Greece and Albania

About 59% of territory has been rehabilitated into an initial status along the TAP route which is designed for transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe. Operations on rehabilitation of the territory at an over 450km long section (out of 765km of the total length of the pipeline) have been performed in Greece and Albania,  Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to TAP in Twitter.

TAP is an integral part of a multibillion Southern Gas Corridor project which shall transport gas within the framework of the second stage of development of the giant Azerbaijani Shah Deniz filed (with recoverable reserves of 1,200bcm) to Europe. 

The pipeline length is 878km. 545km, 215km, 105km and 8km will go through Greece, Albania, along the bed of the Adriatic Sea and South Italy respectively.

TAP will be linked to TANAP gas pipeline on the Turkey-Greece border, which is designed for transportation of gas from Caspian fields to the western borders of Turkey.

The first supplies of gas to Georgia and Turkey via TANAP are scheduled for the end of 2018. The first supply of Azerbaijani gas to Europe will start in 2020. TAP shareholders are BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam S.p.A. (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).

 TANAP will be implemented in 4 phases. The carrying capacity of the pipeline will be brought up to 16 bcm per annum in 2020 (10 bcm for Europe and 6 bcm per Turkey), up to 23 bcm in 2023 and up to 31 bcm in 2026.

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