Global engineering consultancy, Technip, has won the contract for the project management of the long awaited Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).
The pipeline will be used to transport natural gas from the Greece Turkey boarder through to Italy, in total, the pipeline will stretch across Europe for 870km (540 miles). The pipeline will eventually connect up other natural gas transportation pipelines from as far a field as the Azerbaijan capital Baku to Northern Italy.
Once up and running, TAP will transport 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas across Europe per year, although plans have already been made to double that to 20 billion cubic meters per year.
The Technip contract covers all project management, site management, as well as all of TAP’s procurement and subcontracting. Technip’s remit will cover al three pass of the TAP project from Engineering, through procurement to construction.
Technip will also be liable for all warranty management after project completion, which is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.
Senior Vice President of Technip PMC, Riccardo Moizo, stated: “This contract is an important milestone for Technip PMC. With this award, Technip will be able to reaffirm its strong project management capabilities, through the execution of a very prestigious project.”
The TAP project is a joint venture between BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%)