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TAP Celebrates 1st year of Construction

TAP Celebrates 1st year of Construction

16 May 2017

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary since construction started on TAP, one of Europe’s largest and most strategic natural gas infrastructure projects. Activity in each of the three host countries is on time, on track and on budget. TAP’s contractors cleared approx. 49% of the project route in Greece and Albania (371km out of 765km). Also, 22.6% of welded steel pipes are already in the ground.

TAP Presents its Progress to 50+ Embassies in Greece

TAP Presents its Progress to 50+ Embassies in Greece

4 May 2017

On 4 May 2017, TAP co-hosted a breakfast meeting with H.E. the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Greece and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Athens, Rahman Mustafayev, so as to inform the Embassies located in Greece about the progress of the TAP project. The event was attended by representatives of more than 50 Embassies, as well as delegates from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

TAP’s Progress in Greece: First Hydrotest Completed

TAP’s Progress in Greece: First Hydrotest Completed

3 May 2017

TAP successfully completed its first hydrotest, a method for verifying a pipeline’s safety. The hydrotest was applied to the pipeline’s first 1.4 km of the Greek section. Commenting on the first hydrostatic testing of the pipeline, TAP’s Country Manager for Greece, Rikard Scoufias hailed it as a big step that marks yet another important milestone in the construction process, as the project advances according to schedule.

TAP’s Progress in Greece is in Line with Project’s Schedule

TAP’s Progress in Greece is in Line with Project’s Schedule

11 April 2017

Ten months after the Inauguration Ceremony held in May 2016, construction has significantly progressed in two of the three Northern Greek Prefectures to be traversed by the pipeline: Eastern Macedonia-Thrace and Central Macedonia. As of end-March 2017, out of the ca. 550 km of pipeline in total to be built on Greek soil, TAP’s contractors have already: cleared and graded 260 km of the project’s route (RoW); strung 217 km of pipeline; and welded 184 km of the mainline.

TAP Italy Q&A re: Olive Tree Removal

TAP Italy Q&A re: Olive Tree Removal

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.

Several Ambassadors Visit Albania TAP Site

Several Ambassadors Visit Albania TAP Site

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.

Over 25,000 Students Attended TAP’s Road Safety Seminars

Over 25,000 Students Attended TAP’s Road Safety Seminars

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.

TAP Completes First Phase of Access Roads and Bridges Rehabilitation in Albania

TAP Completes First Phase of Access Roads and Bridges Rehabilitation in Albania

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.