Baku, January 13, AZERTAC
“At the end of 2016, TAP completed the first phase of road infrastructure rehabilitation, comprising the upgrade of approximately 58 km of access roads, construction of two new bridges and refurbishment of 40 bridges,” TAP Head of Communications Lisa Givert told AZERTAC.
“This will allow heavy machinery and equipment, including a 60 tonne pipe-bending machine and over a thousand 18-metre pipes weighing up to 16 tonnes, to access remote areas along the pipeline route safely. Construction, these upgraded and new access roads and bridges will have the added benefit of being left for local communities to utilise for decades to come.”
“A second phase of road upgrades, consisting of approximately 120 km roads, will be constructed by TAP’s Engineering, Procurement and Construction Pipeline contractor Spiecapag,” Lisa Givert added.
TAP is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor which is one of the priority energy projects for the EU.
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.
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