16 October 2017
On 10 October 2017, the last shipment of steel line-pipes for the construction of TAP arrived in Thessaloniki, Greece, marking the completion and final delivery of all line-pipes to TAP’s host countries. The transport of 55,000 TAP pipes and bends was completed in approximately one year and a half. Approximately 55,000 pipes are used to build TAP (32,000 in Greece; 13,000 in Albania; 9,150 offshore and 670 in Italy). The weight of all pipes amounts to 520,000 tonnes: or approximately 71 Eiffel towers.
9 October 2017
TAP's construction progress was presented by TAP’s Country Manager for Greece, Katerina Papalexandri, at the 2nd Thessaloniki Summit held on 5-6 October at the Ioannis Vellidis Congress Centre. In the context of "The new energy map in the region" panel, Katerina Papalexandri noted the importance of the project for Greece, the wider area of Southeast Europe, as well as the continent as a whole. She also referred to the steady progress –well within schedule and on track– of works in all three Northern Greek Prefectures traversed by the pipeline.
6 October 2017
TAP announced today that Shkelqim Bozgo, Country Manager for TAP AG, following nearly four years at the helm of TAP’s Albania Country Office, has left the Company today. Luca Schieppati, Managing Director at TAP, commented: “I would like to thank Shkelqim for his great contribution to TAP during his tenure here and particularly, for building up the TAP Albania Country Office into what it is today. With more than 2,000 people currently working on the TAP project in Albania, TAP will continue to contribute to building and supporting the development of Albania’s gas market."
5 October 2017
On 5 October 2017, TAP was pleased to take part in the inauguration ceremony to celebrate the renovation of the “Thanas Ikonomi” school in the Grecalli village, Fier. TAP invested over €340,000, as part of its Social and Environmental Investment (SEI) programme in Albania. Works included completely renovating the building infrastructure, including all facilities and classrooms.
22 September 2017
On 21 September, TAP AG presented its €1 million initiative for funding Master’s programmes in the energy sector, offered by the University and the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Western Macedonia – the Prefecture’s two tertiary education institutions. The investment is implemented in the context of the collaboration between TAP and the Bodossaki Foundation. As part of this initiative, TAP subsidises 50% of tuition fees over 5 years for 90 students/year who will attend the Master programmes.
15 September 2017
Ricardo joins TAP with almost 20 years of experience in the management, development and implementation of operational strategies, working for various Enagás facilities throughout his career. He joins TAP from Compañia Operadora de gas del Amazonas in Peru, where he worked as Chief Operations Officer since 2015.