TAP Managing Director Luca Schieppati said: “The whole TAP organisation has been working on reaching this important milestone and we’re proud to see that our efforts have been successful. ISO 14001 ensures the effective management of environmental aspects and helps TAP continually improve its environmental performance, through more efficient use of resources and the reduction of waste.”
TAP is committed to responsibly delivering a world-class project along its entire route in Greece, Albania and Italy. TAP continues to work to complete this strategic project safely, avoiding or minimising impact on the environment and the hosting communities. At the beginning of 2017, TAP also obtained the certification of its HSE Management System according to OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety).
An environmental management system helps organisations identify, manage, monitor and control their environmental issues in a holistic manner. An ISO-certified environmental management system requires that an organisation considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency.
About the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)
TAP will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. The approximately 878 km long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.
TAP’s routing can facilitate gas supply to several South Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and others. TAP’s landfall in Italy provides multiple opportunities for further transport of Caspian natural gas to some of the largest European markets such as Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland and Austria.
TAP will promote economic development and job creation along the pipeline route; it will also be a major source of foreign direct investment. With first gas sales to Georgia and Turkey targeted for late 2018, first deliveries to Europe will follow in 2020.
TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).
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