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2018 TAP stories

Every day TAP and its contractors engage with hundreds of local communities along the pipeline route in Greece, Albania and Italy. We would like to share some reports about our field work and tell you about our encounters with people we meet. 

 

TAP Works Reveal Multiple Archaeological Finds

TAP Works Reveal Multiple Archaeological Finds

18 October 2018

20 October 2018 marks International Archaeology Day and, on this occasion, TAP retraces the significant archaeological finds unearthed in Greece, during pipeline construction.

TAP supports sustainable operations and employment of the Logging Cooperatives in Nestorio for the next 10 years

TAP supports sustainable operations and employment of the Logging Cooperatives in Nestorio for the next 10 years

10 October 2018

Following the funding of 5 new Forest Management Studies ​in support of sustainable logging in Nestorio, ΤΑΡ delivered these to the Municipality.

98% of land in Eastern Macedonia-Thrace already reinstated by TAP

98% of land in Eastern Macedonia-Thrace already reinstated by TAP

13 September 2018

Land reinstatement in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace is exceeding 98%. As a result, 3,150+ parcels used for TAP have now been returned to their lawful owners and users.

TAP Works Reach the highest Pipeline Point: 2,100m above Sea Level

TAP Works Reach the highest Pipeline Point: 2,100m above Sea Level

21 August 2018

TAP construction works have reached the highest elevation point of the project, around 2,100m above sea level, at the Marta Pass (connecting the Korça & Skrapari regions of Albania).

TAP and NGO Korpusi i Vullnetarëve Join Forces for Clean-up

TAP and NGO Korpusi i Vullnetarëve Join Forces for Clean-up

14 August 2018

In June and July, TAP and “Korpusi i Vullnetarëve”, a member of the NGO “Free Thought Forum”, organised 5 environmental clean-ups along the pipeline route in Albania.

TAP Completes the 1.5 km Micro-Tunnel in Çorovoda, Albania

TAP Completes the 1.5 km Micro-Tunnel in Çorovoda, Albania

2 August 2018

At the end of July 2018, TAP completed the construction of the 1.5km micro-tunnel in Skrapar, Albania. The micro-tunnel was built in approximately six months.

Albanian Minister of Culture Visits TAP Archaeological Sites

Albanian Minister of Culture Visits TAP Archaeological Sites

1 August 2018

The Minister of Culture of Albania and the TAP Country Manager for Albania visited two of the archaeological sites along TAP’s route, where TAP is currently carrying out excavation works.

TAP Rehabilitates another Road in Korça, Albania

TAP Rehabilitates another Road in Korça, Albania

24 July 2018

TAP and its contractors will soon complete the rehabilitation of the 12.5-kilometre road connecting the Vithkuq village with the national road Korça - Erseka.

TAP Completed 19 River Crossings in Albania, Minimising Impact on Ecosystems

TAP Completed 19 River Crossings in Albania, Minimising Impact on Ecosystems

27 June 2018

The pipeline crossed under river beds at depths of up to 15 m, thus avoiding impact on the valleys’ fauna and flora.

TAP Cheers for REAL Galatone | The "Special Squad" Project Kicks off

TAP Cheers for REAL Galatone | The "Special Squad" Project Kicks off

25 June 2018

TAP donated equipment and a minibus, thanks to which 20 boys aged between 10 and 14 will be able to reach the football pitch and train.

Evros Chamber recognises TAP's role in local development

Evros Chamber recognises TAP's role in local development

19 June 2018

In the context of Alexpo2018, the 18th annual International Trade Fair held on 15 June in Alexandroupolis, Greece, TAP was honoured for its contribution to local development.

TAP donates 2,500 garbage bins to 3 Municipalities in Greece

TAP donates 2,500 garbage bins to 3 Municipalities in Greece

7 June 2018

The intiative supports waste management and improves quality of life and environmental management in the Municipalities of Irakleia, Langadas & Oraiokastro in Central Macedonia.

TAP, the brown bear & the European roller

TAP, the brown bear & the European roller

5 June 2018

On the World Environment Day, we present 2 examples of our measures to protect the environment and wildlife in Greece: avifauna and the brown bear.

TAP Crossing of Axios River – a World-class Engineering Feat

TAP Crossing of Axios River – a World-class Engineering Feat

4 June 2018

In February 2018, TAP completed a 1,820m-long horizontal directional drill for the crossing of the Axios river, achieving a world-class engineering feat.

Second Edition of MENA Selects its Winners

Second Edition of MENA Selects its Winners

30 May 2018

The second edition of MENA (Master of Excellence in New Food) ended with a one-day cooking competition. The manager of an inn in Leuca received a 5,000 € prize.

TAP Supports Tourism and Agriculture Development in Skrapar

TAP Supports Tourism and Agriculture Development in Skrapar

17 May 2018

TAP supported the launch of the tourism season and took part in the organic produce fair organised on 9 May in Skrapari, one of the Albanian regions crossed by the pipeline.

Master in International Hospitality Management: discovering London with TAP

Master in International Hospitality Management: discovering London with TAP

9 May 2018

The students of HO.MA. recently visited the Ritz Hotel in London to discover the secrets of the art of hospitality. 35 students from Apulia moved to London on April 9 for a 5-week period.

The First Segment of TAP’s Micro-Tunnel in Albania is Completed

The First Segment of TAP’s Micro-Tunnel in Albania is Completed

3 May 2018

TAP successfully completed the 560-metre Eastern segment of its micro-tunnel in the Skrapari region. The tunnel avoids impact on the Osumi River and a newly constructed bypass road.

Christos Doukas

Personal Journeys

Christos Doukas

1 May 2018

Port of Alexandroupolis CEO, Alexandroupolis

Vassilis Vassileiadis

Personal Journeys

Vassilis Vassileiadis

1 May 2018

Farmer, Alexandroupolis

Dimitris Chatzipapas

Personal Journeys

Dimitris Chatzipapas

1 May 2018

Pipe-welder, Komotini

Anastasia Amanatidou

Personal Journeys

Anastasia Amanatidou

1 May 2018

President of the Genisea Social Cooperative Enterprise, Xanthi

TAP launches Educational Programme on Natural Gas Technology together with TEI

TAP launches Educational Programme on Natural Gas Technology together with TEI

26 April 2018

The programme is offered free of charge to interested parties and is implemented by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) with TAP's support.

TAP Starts Rehabilitating the Bilisht – Vishocica Road

TAP Starts Rehabilitating the Bilisht – Vishocica Road

23 April 2018

TAP started rehabilitating another 4.5 km road segment connecting Bilisht with Vishocica. The road will enable farmers to reach the markets of Bilisht & Korça easier, faster and safer.

47 Utility Vehicles Already Delivered to Local Communities

47 Utility Vehicles Already Delivered to Local Communities

19 April 2018

The most recent deliveries include 10 ambulances & 15 snowploughs, thus bringing the number of vehicles to 47; and the programme implementation to 50%+.

TAP Continues to Support Fishermen in San Foca

TAP Continues to Support Fishermen in San Foca

17 April 2018

TAP reiterates its support for the fishermen community in San Foca by concluding a new agreement with the cooperatives “La Folgore” and “Il Delfino” and Cosimo Salvatore Candeliere.

TAP Starts Upgrading 8.5 km Road in Fier, Albania

TAP Starts Upgrading 8.5 km Road in Fier, Albania

10 April 2018

The road is used by more than 14 villages and will enable safer transport for tourists travelling to sites such as the Apollonia Archeology Park and the Seman and Darzeza beaches.

Promoting Road Safety to 1,000 Students

Promoting Road Safety to 1,000 Students

9 April 2018

In cooperation with the Traffic Police and the Regional Education Directorates, TAP organised another awareness campaign on road safety: “Life is worth more than just a moment”.

TAP Supports Exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Alexandroupolis

TAP Supports Exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Alexandroupolis

3 April 2018

The Greek Minister of Culture and Sports Lydia Koniordou inaugurated the exhibition "Rhaidestos-Thessaloniki. Antiquities in a refugee journey" supported –among others– by TAP.

Transfer of 29-tonne Ceramic Kiln to Komotini Archaeological Museum

Transfer of 29-tonne Ceramic Kiln to Komotini Archaeological Museum

22 March 2018

TAP and its contractor successfully transfered of a 29-tonne late Roman / early Byzantine ceramic kiln from its original location to the Komotini Archaeological Museum.

TAP Work-Crews Equipped with Stretchers

TAP Work-Crews Equipped with Stretchers

20 March 2018

This allowed us to support the rescue operation of a minibus involved in an accident. Our doctors & ambulances transported the injured to hospital and assisted in the recovery of the minibus.

400+ Archaeological Excavations & Investigations Completed in Northern Greece

400+ Archaeological Excavations & Investigations Completed in Northern Greece

13 March 2018

Multiple findings have been unearthed, including tombs (some containing grave goods), parts of settlements and architectural remains (walls and churches), kilns and wells, etc.

World Wildlife Day: TAP protects the Greek wildlife on land, water and air

World Wildlife Day: TAP protects the Greek wildlife on land, water and air

6 March 2018

In light of the recent World Wildlife Day (3 March), TAP presents unique cases of best practices applied for the protection of Greek flora and fauna.

TAP donates €45,000 to the Komotini Hospital

TAP donates €45,000 to the Komotini Hospital

27 February 2018

The donation, a collaboration with the Social Solidarity and Relief Network (NSS), was used to refurbish & upgrade the Hospital’s Paediatric Clinic with specialised equipment.

TAP Presents Project Update at the Athens Energy Forum

TAP Presents Project Update at the Athens Energy Forum

20 February 2018

In Greece, TAP Country Manager for Greece Papalexandri noted, construction is ongoing in all three Northern Regions the pipeline traverses.

MENA Participants Praise the TAP Training Programme

MENA Participants Praise the TAP Training Programme

26 January 2018

The 15 Salento restaurant owners & managers who participated in MENA I (Master of Excellence in New Food) feel the training programme was very beneficial to their businesses.

Edessa Municipality Receives Snowplough from TAP

Edessa Municipality Receives Snowplough from TAP

19 January 2018

The multi-purpose vehicle combines the capacities of snowploughing, spreading salt, lawn mowing, branch cutting and pruning, which will assist municipal authorities in their work.

MENA, the Second Edition of Restaurant Management Training, Kicks Off

MENA, the Second Edition of Restaurant Management Training, Kicks Off

16 January 2018

The high-level training in restaurant management & cooking techniques aims to enhance professionals’ skills, support local restaurant businesses and boost tourism in Apulia.