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TAP Awards Two Contracts for Italy Onshore Construction

TAP Awards Two Contracts for Italy Onshore Construction

22 December 2015

TAP has awarded a contract for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and a contract for the EPC of the onshore pipeline in Italy (8-kilometre, 36-inch diameter).

TAP Holds Bank Presentation

TAP Holds Bank Presentation

18 December 2015

The representatives of over 20 leading project finance banks attended an introductory meeting organised by the Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) in London. TAP is planning to raise limited recourse finance from multilateral agencies, export credit agencies and commercial banks in 2016.

Snam S.p.A. Becomes Shareholder in TAP

Snam S.p.A. Becomes Shareholder in TAP

17 December 2015

TAP is pleased to announce that Snam S.p.A. (Snam) has completed its acquisition of Statoil’s 20% interest in TAP. As a result, TAP’s shareholding is now comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam S.p.A. (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).

TAP and TANAP sign Agreement for Cooperation during Construction

TAP and TANAP sign Agreement for Cooperation during Construction

11 December 2015

In November 2015, the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Company (TANAP) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) signed an Agreement for Cooperation during Construction (ACC). The document stipulates the responsibilities for constructing the interconnection and the technical specifications for connecting the two pipelines, further strengthening project alignment along the Southern Gas Corridor value chain.

Snam S.p.A. to join TAP shareholding, acquiring 20% stake in the project from Statoil

Snam S.p.A. to join TAP shareholding, acquiring 20% stake in the project from Statoil

1 December 2015

TAP is pleased to announce that Snam S.p.A. (Snam) will shortly join TAP’s shareholding by acquiring a 20% stake in the project from Statoil. The transaction is expected to close by end 2015. Following closing, TAP’s shareholding will be comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam S.p.A. (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).

TAP Confirms Greek Government Approved Amended ESIA

TAP Confirms Greek Government Approved Amended ESIA

30 November 2015

Greece’s Ministry of Environment and Energy gave formal approval to the amended Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) submitted by Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) for the Greek section of the pipeline in December 2014.

TAP Awards Contract to Corinth Pipeworks S.A. for Onshore Line Pipe

TAP Awards Contract to Corinth Pipeworks S.A. for Onshore Line Pipe

20 November 2015

TAP has awarded a contract to Corinth Pipeworks S.A. who will provide approximately 495km of 48” diameter line pipes for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline across Greece. This contract award makes up approximately 270,000 tonnes of line pipe.

TAP Awards Contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International for Onshore Line Pipe and Bends

TAP Awards Contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International for Onshore Line Pipe and Bends

29 October 2015

TAP has awarded a contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH for approximately 270km of the onshore 48” line pipe, as well as the bends TAP requires for both onshore (48”) and offshore (36”) use. Salzgitter Mannesmann International will provide 48” line pipes and bends for the onshore sections of TAP in Albania, Greece and Italy.

TAP Awards Three Pipeline Equipment Contracts | Two Italian Companies Selected as the Successful Tenderers

TAP Awards Three Pipeline Equipment Contracts | Two Italian Companies Selected as the Successful Tenderers

16 October 2015

TAP has awarded three contracts for the engineering, manufacturing and delivery of 48” and 36” fittings, isolating joints and scraper traps. This equipment will perform various key functions, and will be installed along the TAP route, in line with the project technical specification.

TAP Issues SCADA and Fibre Optic Cable Contract Notices

TAP Issues SCADA and Fibre Optic Cable Contract Notices

21 September 2015

TAP invites companies to pre-qualify for the supply and delivery of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and fibre optic cable. These are the final large package contracts to be awarded by TAP for project construction as company provided items.

TAP Awards Turbo Compressors Contract to Siemens

TAP Awards Turbo Compressors Contract to Siemens

2 September 2015

TAP has awarded the contract for the supply of six gas turbine turbo compressor units to Siemens AG. Half of these items will be installed in TAP’s compressor station near Kipoi, in Greece, and the remaining half at TAP’s compressor station near Fier, in Albania.

TAP appoints Chief Financial Officer

TAP appoints Chief Financial Officer

14 August 2015

TAP has further strengthened its project management team, appointing Gunnar Walter as Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 August 2015. The position is located at TAP’s headquarter offices in Baar, Switzerland.

TAP Begins Construction of Access Roads and Bridges in Albania

TAP Begins Construction of Access Roads and Bridges in Albania

3 July 2015

TAP announced the start of construction and rehabilitation work on access roads and bridges along the pipeline’s route in Albania. The occasion was marked by an inauguration ceremony near the town of Çorovoda, attended by the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, Minister of Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri, and TAP Managing Director Ian Bradshaw.

TAP Awards Ball Valves Contract

TAP Awards Ball Valves Contract

1 July 2015

TAP awarded its second large contract to RMA for the supply of large diameter ball valves and actuators. These elements are a critical part of the pipeline and will be installed by the onshore Engineering Pipeline Construction contractor(s) that TAP selects in Greece, Italy and Albania.

TAP Issues Invitations to Tender for Offshore Line Pipes and Italy Onshore Construction

TAP Issues Invitations to Tender for Offshore Line Pipes and Italy Onshore Construction

30 June 2015

In June 2015, TAP has issued two new Invitations to Tender (ITT). The first is for 36-inch offshore line pipes to be used in the 105 km section of the project across the Adriatic Sea, between the coastlines of Albania and southern Italy. The second is for the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and the installation of onshore pipeline in Italy.

TAP Issues Invitations to Tender for Offshore Section

TAP Issues Invitations to Tender for Offshore Section

9 June 2015

TAP has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) for the offshore section of the project. TAP’s 36-inch offshore part across the Adriatic Sea – between the coastlines of Albania and southern Italy – will be approximately 105 km in length.

Italian Ministry of Economic Development issues Single Authorisation Permit for TAP in Italy

Italian Ministry of Economic Development issues Single Authorisation Permit for TAP in Italy

20 May 2015

The Italian Government has today announced that it has granted Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) its Single Authorisation Permit. The Single Authorisation is a key permit that allows TAP to move ahead with the start of pipeline construction in 2016.

Prolonged Validity Period for TAP’s Exemption

Prolonged Validity Period for TAP’s Exemption

29 April 2015

The regulatory authorities in TAP’s host countries – Greece, Italy and Albania – have released a joint opinion, prolonging the validity period of TAP’s exemption from certain provisions of the EU Gas Directive. TAP’s exemption has been updated in line with the planned commencement date of Shah Deniz Phase 2 gas exports to Europe, now expected in 2020. This enables TAP to be fully aligned with upstream developments in the Southern Gas Corridor value chain.

TAP Awards First Major Contract | For Construction of Access Roads and Bridges in Albania

TAP Awards First Major Contract | For Construction of Access Roads and Bridges in Albania

14 April 2015

TAP has selected a joint venture formed by Gener 2 Sh.p.K and Sicilsaldo S.p.A. for the construction and rehabilitation of access roads and bridges in Albania. The decision concludes TAP’s pre-qualification process (launched in April 2014), followed by bid assessments from the shortlisted companies that met TAP’s rigorous pre-qualification criteria. The building of Albanian access roads and bridges is a crucial step in TAP’s preparations for pipeline construction, to begin in 2016.

TAP Issues Contract Notice for Italy Onshore Construction

TAP Issues Contract Notice for Italy Onshore Construction

25 March 2015

TAP invites companies to pre-qualify for the construction of the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and the installation of onshore pipeline in Italy. It is intended that the scope of work will cover two lots: the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the PRT and the EPC of an approximately 8-kilometre long, 36-inch diameter pipeline.

TAP Invites Companies to Pre-qualify for Offshore Construction and Line Pipes

TAP Invites Companies to Pre-qualify for Offshore Construction and Line Pipes

3 March 2015

TAP has launched two pre-qualification contracts for the construction of the 105 km offshore pipeline section under the Adriatic Sea. The first pre-qualification comprises Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation works for the offshore section of the 36 inch pipeline between the coastlines of Albania and southern Italy.

TAP hires two Senior Directors as it prepares for Project Construction

TAP hires two Senior Directors as it prepares for Project Construction

3 February 2015

In preparation for construction and marking the construction phase of the project, TAP has strengthened its project management team, hiring Norman Ingram as Project Director and Martin Mair as Operations Director. Both positions are located at TAP’s Headquarter offices in Baar, Switzerland.

Looking to the Future, Building on Success

Looking to the Future, Building on Success

2 February 2015

On 1st February, 2015, TAP welcomed Ian Bradshaw as our new Managing Director. As Ian settled into his new role, we asked for his thoughts on TAP, the challenges ahead, and his priorities as project leader.

Making History: My Five Years with TAP

Making History: My Five Years with TAP

1 February 2015

As our former Managing Director Kjetil Tungland prepares to hand over the reins to his successor, we asked him to look back on five successful years leading the project, including the historic moment in June 2013 when TAP was selected as the pipeline to transport Shah Deniz II gas to European markets.

TAP progresses procurement in 2014 and publishes bidders’ lists to support potential subcontractors

TAP progresses procurement in 2014 and publishes bidders’ lists to support potential subcontractors

29 January 2015

During 2014, TAP launched its procurement process for goods and services for the project. This has progressed in 2014, with TAP inviting all companies interested to take part in the pre-qualification process in order to potentially qualify for the Invitations to Tender.

Over 350 companies participate in networking events with TAP main potential contractors

Over 350 companies participate in networking events with TAP main potential contractors

22 January 2015

In anticipation of the award of contracts for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), on 21 and 22 January, 2015, the company facilitated two supplier networking events in Alexandroupolis and Thessaloniki, Greece.

B2B networking events between TAP’s main contractors and potential subcontractors

B2B networking events between TAP’s main contractors and potential subcontractors

13 January 2015

Athens, Greece. In anticipation of the award of contracts for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the company is facilitating two supplier networking events in Alexandroupolis and Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING).

TAP hires Ian Bradshaw as new Managing Director

TAP hires Ian Bradshaw as new Managing Director

7 January 2015

TAP confirms the appointment of Ian Bradshaw as its new Managing Director starting on 1st February 2015 in Baar. Kjetil Tungland will return to Norway after having headed the joint venture project for over four and half years and having completed his Statoil secondment with TAP.