20 May 2015
The Italian Government has today announced that it has granted Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) its Single Authorisation Permit. The Single Authorisation is a key permit that allows TAP to move ahead with the start of pipeline construction in 2016.
29 April 2015
The regulatory authorities in TAP’s host countries – Greece, Italy and Albania – have released a joint opinion, prolonging the validity period of TAP’s exemption from certain provisions of the EU Gas Directive. TAP’s exemption has been updated in line with the planned commencement date of Shah Deniz Phase 2 gas exports to Europe, now expected in 2020. This enables TAP to be fully aligned with upstream developments in the Southern Gas Corridor value chain.
14 April 2015
TAP has selected a joint venture formed by Gener 2 Sh.p.K and Sicilsaldo S.p.A. for the construction and rehabilitation of access roads and bridges in Albania. The decision concludes TAP’s pre-qualification process (launched in April 2014), followed by bid assessments from the shortlisted companies that met TAP’s rigorous pre-qualification criteria. The building of Albanian access roads and bridges is a crucial step in TAP’s preparations for pipeline construction, to begin in 2016.
25 March 2015
TAP invites companies to pre-qualify for the construction of the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and the installation of onshore pipeline in Italy. It is intended that the scope of work will cover two lots: the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the PRT and the EPC of an approximately 8-kilometre long, 36-inch diameter pipeline.
3 March 2015
TAP has launched two pre-qualification contracts for the construction of the 105 km offshore pipeline section under the Adriatic Sea. The first pre-qualification comprises Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation works for the offshore section of the 36 inch pipeline between the coastlines of Albania and southern Italy.
3 February 2015
In preparation for construction and marking the construction phase of the project, TAP has strengthened its project management team, hiring Norman Ingram as Project Director and Martin Mair as Operations Director. Both positions are located at TAP’s Headquarter offices in Baar, Switzerland.