In compliance with the regulatory frameworks of the host countries and the permits obtained by TAP, TAP's Environmental and Social Management System identifies potentially impacting activities on sensitive features and sets out specific mitigation measures and management controls as part of its commitment to avoiding, minimising and mitigating any impacts the pipeline construction may have on the environment.
The video captures the implementation of some of these measures and controls, for example related to the avifauna, bears, bio restoration, erosion and water quality monitoring in Greece and Albania.
Watch TAP’s newest video for more information on what it is doing to preserve and protect the surrounding environment in which it works.
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 reaching 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 the economic development and job creation along the pipeline route; it will 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 approximately in 2020.
TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).