PARIS -- Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has awarded Technip a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract, for a project designed to transport gas from Shah Deniz field to the European market.
The project scope includes an approximately 870-km long pipeline, which will start from the tie-in with the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline portion of the Southern Gas Corridor project, at the Greece/Turkey border. The pipeline will then go through Greece and Albania, to eventually cross the Adriatic Sea to end in Puglia, Italy, where it will connect to the Italian natural gas network.
The project aims to enhance security of supply as well as diversify gas resources in the European market. TAP will open a new route for natural gas from the Caspian Sea region. It is designed to transport 10 Bcm per year with a potential future expansion to 20 Bcm per year, as more gas becomes available.
The PMC contract awarded to Technip will cover the onshore portion of the pipeline from Greece to Albania and in Italy.
The services will include the overall project and site management; procurement and subcontracting for all the EPC packages throughout the engineering, procurement and construction phases; as well as warranty management and the project close-out. The project completion is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.
The services will mainly be performed at TAP’s headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, and Technip’s office in Rome, Italy. Other project centers will be operating in Greece, Albania and Italy.
TAP is a joint venture between BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%)