TAP awards onshore construction contracts for Albanian and Greek pipeline sections

Baku, March 4, AZERTAC

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded the contracts for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of approximately 760km of cross-country onshore pipeline - 48 inches (1.2m) in diameter - in Greece and Albania. TAP’s construction is split into five lots (or sections) – three lots in Greece and two lots in Albania.

The joint venture comprised of Bonatti S.p.A (Italy) and J&P AVAX S.A (Greece) has been awarded the EPC contract for two lots in northern Greece. The sections cover approximately 360km of pipeline, stretching between Kavala and Ieropigi (Albanian border).

SPIECAPAG (France) has been awarded the EPC contract for a 185km lot in Greece, between Kipoi and Kavala, as well as two lots in Albania (215km in total), stretching from Bilisht to Topoje. SPIECAPAG will also carry out the pipeline river crossing at the Greek-Turkish border, where TAP will be connecting to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP).

Selected mobilisation of the EPC contractors will begin immediately and continue in the second quarter of 2016, in line with the project’s schedule to begin construction activities mid-2016. TAP’s EPC contractors will be responsible for further securing additional subcontractors to implement specific parts of the contract assignment.

In 2015, TAP awarded several contracts: construction and rehabilitation of access roads and bridges in Albania (April 2015), large diameter ball valves and actuators (July 2015), turbo compressors (September 2015), fittings, isolating joints and scraper traps (October 2015), 270km onshore line pipe and bends (October 2015), 495km of onshore line pipes (November 2015) as well as Italy onshore pipeline construction and pipeline receiving terminal (December 2015).

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