27 March 2017
To avoid any impact on the San Foca beach, TAP is building a 1.5km micro-tunnel. This state-of-the-art engineering minimises environmental impact and renders the pipeline invisible. To start building the micro-tunnel – at a site approximately 800m inland from the beach – TAP, as a first step, needs to move and store 231 olive trees, which will later be replanted at the same location.
7 March 2017
Five months after marking the start of construction of TAP in Albania, on 7 March, eleven Ambassadors and diplomatic representatives resident in Albania visited the TAP project works currently underway in Ura Vajgurore, in the Berat region. TAP representatives provided a progress overview as well as an outline of some of the activities TAP will be carrying out throughout 2017.
2 March 2017
Greece. The Road Safety Seminars programme, an initiative sponsored by the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP AG) since May 2016, has been successfully concluded. The seminars were delivered by 36 competent instructors and were overall attended by more than 25,000 children and teenagers and 56 educators from 142 elementary schools and 60 high-schools in 66 and 31 communities, respectively.
12 January 2017
At the end of 2016, TAP completed the first phase of road infrastructure rehabilitation in Albania, comprising the upgrade of approximately 58km of access roads, construction of two new bridges and refurbishment of 40 bridges. Works lasted one year and a half and were conducted by the joint venture formed by Gener 2 Sh.p.K and Sicilsaldo S.p.A.
16 December 2016
TAP has selected Honeywell SRL of Italy for the engineering, procurement and installation of its SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) telecommunications and security systems.
25 November 2016
Six months after inaugurating the construction of the TAP in an official ceremony held in Thessaloniki, on Friday 25 November, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the project’s works currently under way in Alexandroupoli. The Prime Minister was welcomed on site by Ian Bradshaw, TAP Managing Director, Rikard Scoufias, Country Manager for Greece, and Ulrike Andres, Commercial & External Affairs Director.