19 October 2018
On 19 October 2018, TAP marked the start of construction works for the 105km offshore pipeline section. The physical offshore pipeline installation is planned to be carried out in 2019, as per TAP’s schedule.The milestone was celebrated in a ceremony attended by Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, Damian Gjiknuri, the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Armando Subashi, the Mayor of Fier, as well as TAP’s Management.
17 September 2018
TAP has completed another investment as part of its Social and Environmental Investment (SEI) initiatives to support the improvement of the school infrastructure along the pipeline route in Albania. TAP’s investment for the Pobrat school in the Municipality of Ura Vajgurore was approximately 170,000 Euro.
10 September 2018
Archaeological remnants of human activity in Western Macedonia from the Neolithic to the post-Byzantine period have been brought to light in archaeological excavations, carried out in the context of construction works for the TAP. The work has been undertaken by archaeologists employed in the area by the project and monitored by the local Ephorates of Antiquities (of Kozani, Florina and Kastoria), as well as the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
7 August 2018
TAP launches its consultation process on its draft TAP Network Code (TNC). The TNC sets out the principles and rules which will govern the access, use and operation of the TAP pipeline. It is also a requirement that forms part of the European Commission’s decision on the exemption of TAP from the EU’s Third Gas Directive in relation to third party access, tariff regulation and ownership unbundling (Articles 9, 32, 41(6), 41(8) and 41(10)).
18 July 2018
By the end of April 2018, TAP had donated more than 16,000 seedlings and approximately 57,000 kilograms of fertilizer to farmers affected by the construction of the TAP pipeline. The provision of farm inputs and replacement fruit tree seedlings is part of TAP’s Livelihood Assistance and Transitional Support (LATS) programme. When completed, the LATS programme will have distributed 222 tonnes of fertilizers and 70,000 seedlings.
16 July 2018
Overall, 373 beneficiaries –mainly farmers and stock-breeders– attended various specialised courses between January and June 2018. In total, the scientists of the American Farm School delivered close to 1,000 hours of education and training across Northern Greece.