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TAP Awards SCADA Contract | The Procurement of Goods and Services for Pipeline Construction is Now Completed

TAP Awards SCADA Contract | The Procurement of Goods and Services for Pipeline Construction is Now Completed

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.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Visits TAP Site in Alexandroupoli

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Visits TAP Site in Alexandroupoli

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.

TAP Launches Internship Programme in Albania

TAP Launches Internship Programme in Albania

27 October 2016

TAP launched an internship programme for young graduate students interested in gaining experience from one of the most important energy projects in Europe. The four-month internships will provide hands-on exposure to the project’s key departments, as well as the opportunity to work with international experts and start building a career network.

Over 400 Archaeological Experts to Work for TAP during Construction

Over 400 Archaeological Experts to Work for TAP during Construction

25 October 2016

Greece. Implementing its commitment to protecting Greek tradition and cultural heritage, TAP has announced that its EPC contractors are currently employing more than 40 local archaeologists and archaeological workers in their construction sites, while 70 more are about to be employed in the near future.

TAP Renovates a Bridge in Çorovoda to Facilitate Tourism

TAP Renovates a Bridge in Çorovoda to Facilitate Tourism

1 October 2016

TAP finalised the reconstruction of a double lane bridge in the city of Çorovoda, which will improve transport infrastructure as well as access to the main hospital in the city. It will also facilitate access to the Osumi Canyon and other touristic sights in this part of Albania. The inauguration ceremony culminated with the unveiling of a recognition plaque.

TAP Marks Start of Construction in Albania

TAP Marks Start of Construction in Albania

30 September 2016

The occasion was marked by an inauguration ceremony near the town of Fier, attended by the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, Minister of Energy and Industry, Damian Gjiknuri, and TAP Managing Director, Ian Bradshaw. As one of the largest foreign investments in the country, TAP will have a positive impact on the country’s energy sector and will help encourage other foreign investments, Prime Minister Rama and Energy Minister Gjiknuri emphasised.

TAP hires Ulrike Andres, former CEO of Transalpine Pipeline as Commercial & External Affairs Director

TAP hires Ulrike Andres, former CEO of Transalpine Pipeline as Commercial & External Affairs Director

20 September 2016

Ulrike has held a number of management roles at a senior level in the oil and gas industry and joins TAP from the Transalpine Pipeline Group – Europe’s largest pipeline company transporting crude oil from Trieste to eight central European refineries – where she was President and Chief Executive Officer for more than five years.

TAP Welcomes Signing of Ionian Adriatic Pipeline MoU

TAP Welcomes Signing of Ionian Adriatic Pipeline MoU

29 August 2016

TAP welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Ionian Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Socar. "TAP remains committed to facilitating connections to key gas infrastructure in the region, including the Ionian Adriatic Pipeline and the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB),” said TAP Managing Director Ian Bradshaw.

TAP Launches Community Investment Programme in Italy

TAP Launches Community Investment Programme in Italy

7 July 2016

TAP will provide 200,000 Euro to support projects of associations and non-profit organisations. TAPstart is the first TAP community investment programme in Melendugno aimed to improve the quality of life through cultural, social and environmental projects.

TAP Awards Fibre Optic Cable Contract

TAP Awards Fibre Optic Cable Contract

21 June 2016

TAP has selected Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd. (HFCL) for the supply and delivery of approximately 1,550 kilometres fibre optic cable. This will facilitate bi-directional communication feed from the pipeline and associated assets, such as compressor and block valve stations, to the supervisory control centre.

Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy Issues Installation Permit for TAP

Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy Issues Installation Permit for TAP

8 June 2016

The Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy has announced that it has granted TAP its Installation Permit for Greece. Together with the Installation Act, secured in January 2016, the Installation Permit allows the pipeline construction activities in Greece to start in line with the project schedule.

TAP Helps Deliver Road Safety Seminars to Thousands of Students in Northern Greece

TAP Helps Deliver Road Safety Seminars to Thousands of Students in Northern Greece

2 June 2016

TAP AG is the Sponsor of the Road Safety Seminars, a programme organised and implemented by the Hellenic Institute of Transport (ΙΜΕΤ/ΕΚΕΤΑ), at the Prefectures of Western Macedonia, Central Macedonia and Eastern Macedonia-Thrace. Honouring its commitment to comply with internationally recognised health and safety standards and to promote best practices, TAP undertakes educational initiatives regarding safety-related behaviours.

First TAP line pipes arriving in Thessaloniki and Kavala

First TAP line pipes arriving in Thessaloniki and Kavala

24 May 2016

Greece. The first deliveries of steel line pipes and bends, to be used in the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG section traversing Greece, have started arriving at the ports of Thessaloniki and Kavala.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Holds Ceremony to Mark Start of Construction

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Holds Ceremony to Mark Start of Construction

17 May 2016

878km-pipeline will transport Caspian gas to some of Europe’s largest markets. Under the auspices of Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) marked the start of construction of the pipeline project.

MoU signed between Solidarity Net (Social Solidarity and Relief Network) and TAP

MoU signed between Solidarity Net (Social Solidarity and Relief Network) and TAP

9 May 2016

The Social Solidarity and Relief Network and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) proceeded on Thursday 5 May 2016 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

TAP Awards Compressor Stations Contract to Italian-Greek Joint Venture

TAP Awards Compressor Stations Contract to Italian-Greek Joint Venture

4 May 2016

TAP has selected a joint venture comprising Renco S.p.A (Italy) and Terna S.A. (Greece) for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) of the project’s compressor stations. In Greece, the award covers the provision of EPC and commissioning of one compressor station at Kipoi. In Albania, the award covers the provision of EPC and commissioning of one compressor station at Fier and one metering station at Billisht.

TAP Certified as Independent Transmission Operator (ITO)

TAP Certified as Independent Transmission Operator (ITO)

29 April 2016

The national regulatory authorities of Albania (ERE), Greece (RAE) and Italy (AEEGSI) certified Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG on the basis of the independent transmission operator (ITO) model, part of the European Union's Third Energy Package.

First TAP pipes arrive in Albania

First TAP pipes arrive in Albania

18 April 2016

TAP announced the arrival of the first steel line pipes and machinery for the construction of the Albanian section of the pipeline. The occasion was marked by a ceremony in the Main Marshalling Yard of TAP, in the vicinity of Durrës. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Edi Rama, Minister of Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri, representatives of local authorities, TAP contractors, Albanian companies and other stakeholders.

TAP Awards Offshore Line Pipes Package to Salzgitter Mannesmann International

TAP Awards Offshore Line Pipes Package to Salzgitter Mannesmann International

15 April 2016

TAP has awarded a contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH for the supply of approximately 110km 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. This contract award makes up more than 71,000 tonnes of offshore line pipe.

TAP Awards Offshore Construction Contract to Saipem SpA

TAP Awards Offshore Construction Contract to Saipem SpA

14 April 2016

TAP has awarded to Saipem SpA the contract for Engineering, Pro-curement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) for the offshore section of the project. TAP’s 36-inch offshore pipeline across the Adriatic Sea – between the coastlines of Albania and southern Italy – will be approximately 105 km in length, down to approximately 820 meters below sea level at the deepest.

TAP appoints Michele Mario Elia  as new Italy Country Manager

TAP appoints Michele Mario Elia as new Italy Country Manager

1 April 2016

Baar, Switzerland TAP is pleased to announce that it has appointed Michele Mario Elia as its new Italy Country Manager, a position that since June 2015 was held by Clara Risso who will continue to provide her valuable support to the project.

TAP Awards Onshore Construction Contracts for  Albanian and Greek Pipeline Sections

TAP Awards Onshore Construction Contracts for Albanian and Greek Pipeline Sections

4 March 2016

TAP has awarded the contracts for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of approximately 760km of cross-country onshore pipeline - 48 inches (1.2m) in diameter - in Greece and Albania. TAP’s construction is split into five lots (or sections) – three lots in Greece and two lots in Albania.

The European Commission Grants State Aid Clearance for Greek Host Government Agreement with TAP

The European Commission Grants State Aid Clearance for Greek Host Government Agreement with TAP

3 March 2016

TAP today received confirmation that the European Commission granted state aid clearance for the Host Government Agreement concluded between the Hellenic Republic and TAP. The decision confirms that the HGA is compliant with European Union internal market rules and solidifies the legal framework by which the TAP project is realised and will be operated on Greek territory.

TAP Issues Invitations to Tender for SCADA System and Fibre Optic Cable

TAP Issues Invitations to Tender for SCADA System and Fibre Optic Cable

29 January 2016

TAP has issued two new Invitations to Tender (ITT). The first is for the engineering, procurement and installation of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), telecommunications and security systems. The second is for the supply and delivery of approximately 1,550 kilometres fibre optic cable.

Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy Issues Installation Act for TAP

Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy Issues Installation Act for TAP

13 January 2016

The Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy announced that it has granted TAP its Installation Act for Greece. The document is a key permit that paves the way for TAP's commencement of project execution mid-2016 in Greece.