General manager of TANAP: all opportunities will be used for commissioning of TANAP before the expiry

Baku, April 22, AZERTAC

“All opportunities will be used for commissioning TANAP, which will transport gas from "Shah Deniz-2" field in Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe through Turkey, before June 2018”, said Saltuk Duzyol, TANAP General Manager. He emphasized that, within the project, approximately worth $ 4.5 billion tender has been completed and agreements have been signed. At present, welding of pipes on the 440-kilometer section of the pipeline has been completed. Saltuk Duzyol informed that, approximately, one third of 1334 kilometers and 100 kilometers of 56-inch section was reduced to pipe drilled area. He stressed that, 5 thousand people work at the new tenders within the project and the number of employees will be 8 thousand.

The 1,850 kilometre Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) pipeline, which will transport gas from "Shah Deniz-2" field in Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe , will run from the Turkish border with Georgia, beginning in the Turkish village of Turkgozu in the Posof district of Ardahan, will run through 21 provinces, until it ends at the Greek border in the İpsala district of Edirne. The pipeline is planned to be commissioned in 2018. It is planned to supply 6 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey and 10 billion cubic meters — to Europe. By 2023, TANAP's capacity will rise to 23 bcm per year and then to 31 bcm by 2026. The project's total cost is estimated at $10 billion. The project will require approximately 150,000 pieces of pipe and 1.2 million tons of steel pipes will be used in the project.

Since the beginning of 2020, TANAP will take gas from the South Caucasus Pipeline to Greece, Albania and to Europe via Italy, by joining the TAP pipeline. TANAP shareholders share in the project is as follows: "South" Corridor "Closed Joint Stock Company (JSC) - 58 percent," Botas "- 30 percent and BP - 12 per cent.

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