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.
14 September 2017
TAP and the Bodossaki Foundation announce the beginning of their collaboration to identify, prepare, implement and monitor social and environmental initiatives (SEI) in Greece. The Bodossaki Foundation is one the most significant public-benefit organisations in Greece. It brings to the partnership extensive experience and many years of expertise in planning, assessing, implementing and monitoring social, educational and environmental activities.
7 September 2017
TAP is now more than 50% completed, nearly 16 months after construction began. This includes all engineering, procurement and construction scope. As of early-September 2017, TAP’s contractors have cleared approx. 70% of the project route in Greece and Albania (539km out of 765km). Also, over 45% of welded steel pipes are already in the ground (backfilled). Approximately 95% of the total 55,000 pipes to be used for the construction of the pipeline have been received in Greece, Albania and Italy. The last shipment of offshore line pipes has been offloaded in Brindisi, Italy, between 3 and 6 September 2017.
30 August 2017
In a ceremony organised on 29 August 2017 at the Ministry of Interior, TAP delivered 600 personal backpack fire extinguishers and 100 fire-retardant uniforms to the Albanian authorities. This equipment will enable emergency services to cope with wildfire situations across the country. In a second stage, will provide fire engines and ambulances which can access mountainous areas.
29 August 2017
The initiative falls under the “Regeneration Projects for Developing Local Infrastructures” programme, which is part of the Social and Environmental Investments (SEI) worth €32 million overall, voluntarily implemented by TAP in three regions of Northern Greece crossed by the pipeline. The project includes: paving of the street, as well as the walkways leading to an existing pond, creating a dual paved bike road, creating a tactile paving for visually impaired people, installation of a lighting network and lighting posts, installation of outdoor benches as well as two fountains of potable water.
26 July 2017
TAP announced the appointment of Katerina Papalexandri as its new Greece Country Manager as of 1st September 2017. Katerina replaces the current Country Manager, Rikard Scoufias. Papalexandri brings almost 20 years of experience in the energy industry with her expertise being in gas markets and projects, commercial negotiations and stakeholder management. She joins TAP from BP in London, where she has held numerous senior positions throughout her career since she joined the company in 1998.