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TAP Funds Rebuilding of Central Street in Serres

29 August 2017

Serres, Greece. The construction works for rebuilding the Dorilaiou Street at the central square of Serres start today, funded by the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG. This 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 will be constructed adhering to Health and Safety international practices, and includes:

  • Paving of the street, as well as the walkways leading to an existing pond, with Karystos schist and decorating components of kerbs
  • Creating a dual paved bike road
  • Creating a tactile paving for visually impaired people according to the “Planning for all” design Guidelines for the Independent Handling and Living of Disabled Persons 
  • Installation of a lighting network and lighting posts
  • Installation of outdoor benches as well as two fountains of potable water built with natural stone slabs

The project is the first of a series of infrastructure initiatives to be implemented with the aim of supporting the improved quality of life of residents in the areas traversed by the pipeline. 

The Mayor of Serres, Petros Aggelidis stated: “We are delighted that this revival of Dorilaiou Street is coming true. This project, when accomplished, will change the city’s face and offer the citizens of Serres various recreation opportunities, from a bike ride to a relaxing walk. We would like to thank TAP for its contribution and express our belief that such social and environmental investments truly enhance the wellbeing of local societies.”

TAP’s Social and Environmental Investment programme has been designed and implemented in collaboration with local and regional administration, as well as national entities, thus practically addressing actual needs of local societies, as they have been submitted by the competent authorities to TAP. 


About the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)

TAP will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. The approximately 878 km long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.

TAP’s routing can facilitate gas supply to several South Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and others. TAP’s landfall in Italy provides multiple opportunities for further transport of Caspian natural gas to some of the largest European markets such as Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland and Austria.

TAP will promote economic development and job creation along the pipeline route; it will also be a major source of foreign direct investment. With first gas sales to Georgia and Turkey targeted for late 2018, first deliveries to Europe will follow around early 2020.

TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).

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