(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 26. The Trans
Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has initiated the civil construction works
associated with the preparation of tie-ins, the TAP AG consortium
told Trend .
"This ongoing work is scheduled to be complete during Q4 2023,
Following this, the main construction works will commence with
further civil work for foundations," said the consortium.
TAP transports natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz field in
the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe. The 878 km
long pipeline connects with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at
the Turkish-Greek border in Kipoi, crosses Greece and Albania and
the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.
TAP facilitates gas supplies to South Eastern European countries
through existing and prospective interconnectors. TAP is connected
to Interconnector Greece Bulgaria (IGB) which started its
commercial operations in October 2022, providing Caspian gas to
Bulgaria, enhancing security of energy supplies in one more
European country. TAP's exits in Greece and Albania, together with
the landfall in Italy provide multiple opportunities for further
transport of gas from Azerbaijan to the wider European markets.
TAP's shareholding is comprised of bp (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam
(20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).
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