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2016 TAP stories

Every day TAP and its contractors engage with hundreds of local communities along the pipeline route in Greece, Albania and Italy. We would like to share some reports about our field work and tell you about our encounters with people we meet. 

 

TAP Participates in the Capital Annual Invest in Greece Forum

TAP Participates in the Capital Annual Invest in Greece Forum

23 December 2016

For the 18th year in a row, the Capital Annual Invest in Greece Forum took place in New York on December 12, 2016.

TAP Sponsors the Falakro Ski Season Opening

TAP Sponsors the Falakro Ski Season Opening

19 December 2016

The Falakro grand opening took place from 16 to 18 December and aimed to place the Falakro Mountain on the tourism and sports map, whilst at the same time promoting environmental awareness.

TAP Shares Cultural Heritage Best Practice

TAP Shares Cultural Heritage Best Practice

16 December 2016

TAP shared its expertise and standards in the field of cultural heritage during a workshop organised on 14 December 2016 by the Archaeological Service Agency and the University of Tirana.

French Government Awards TAP the Medallion of Gratitude for Contribution to the Economy

French Government Awards TAP the Medallion of Gratitude for Contribution to the Economy

14 December 2016

The Medallion of Gratitude was presented to TAP Country Manager for Albania, Shkëlqim Bozgo.

4,900 TAP Line Pipes to be Safely Transported to Korça

4,900 TAP Line Pipes to be Safely Transported to Korça

7 December 2016

This will enable TAP to begin 2017 construction activities on the eastern segment of the pipeline, approximately 86.5 km long.

TAP Receives Honorary Award from Central Macedonia Fire Brigade

TAP Receives Honorary Award from Central Macedonia Fire Brigade

1 December 2016

TAP received an honorary award for its contribution via the donation of specialised equipment worth €59,000 to the Central Macedonia Fire Brigade.

TAP Helps Promote Safety Standards in Albania

TAP Helps Promote Safety Standards in Albania

22 November 2016

TAP is one of the most important leaders and promoters on safety standards in Albania and actively participated in the 3rd Tirana Gas Pipelines Safety Workshop, organised on 18 November 2016.

TAP Starts Seman River Crossing Using State-of-the-Art Technology

TAP Starts Seman River Crossing Using State-of-the-Art Technology

9 November 2016

TAP began the complex works for crossing an approx. 1.1km stretch in the Albanian region of Fier, which hosts the Seman river, a railway as well as a road.

TAP Concludes Work on Access Roads and Bridges in the Korça Region

TAP Concludes Work on Access Roads and Bridges in the Korça Region

8 November 2016

TAP concluded works for the rehabilitation of access roads and bridges in one of the most remote areas of the Korça Region.

TAP Italy Launches High-level Training for Restaurants in Salento Area

TAP Italy Launches High-level Training for Restaurants in Salento Area

27 October 2016

TAP Italy recently launched “MENA” (Master of Excellence in New Food), a high-level training programme dedicated to the food sector in the area affected by the project in south Italy.

TAP and Project Contractors Sign HSE Charter

TAP and Project Contractors Sign HSE Charter

12 October 2016

TAP and all six engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors reinforced their commitment to health, safety and environment (HSE) by jointly developing and signing a HSE Charter.

Α Bright Traffic Light Enlivens the Researcher’s Night

Α Bright Traffic Light Enlivens the Researcher’s Night

11 October 2016

On 30 September, TAP lightened the Thessaloniki “Researcher’s Night” with its interactive theatrical game “Fos Fanari” (Bright Traffic Light).

Working with Care for the Environment along TAP’s Route

Working with Care for the Environment along TAP’s Route

4 October 2016

October 4 marks the annual “World Animal Day”, an initiative aimed to raise awareness about animal welfare globally. We therefore took the opportunity to look back on TAP’s environmental efforts and commitments as well as report on recent actions to identify, mitigate and protect important species, their habitats and ecosystems along the pipeline route.

TAP Rehabilitates 92m Bridge While Keeping Road Traffic Open

TAP Rehabilitates 92m Bridge While Keeping Road Traffic Open

16 September 2016

For the first time in Albania, TAP refurbished an access bridge using a structural strengthening method that allowed to maintain road traffic open.

Before & After: Slope Stabilization in Albania

Before & After: Slope Stabilization in Albania

14 September 2016

As part of the rehabilitation works for access road 411 (in the Çorovoda region), TAP successfully stabilized a slope affected by landslides.

First Ball Valves Delivered in Greece and Albania

First Ball Valves Delivered in Greece and Albania

3 August 2016

The first large diameter ball valves for TAP have been delivered in both Greece and Albania. Each valve weighs approximately 20 tonnes.

TAP Discovers Column Capital Part of 6th Century AD Religious Monument

TAP Discovers Column Capital Part of 6th Century AD Religious Monument

28 July 2016

The 40cm limestone column capital, decorated with engraved floral motifs is believed to have been part of a significant religious monument in the Skrapari region.

5 TAP donations to institutions in Northern Greece completed in collaboration with the Social Solidarity and Relief Network

5 TAP donations to institutions in Northern Greece completed in collaboration with the Social Solidarity and Relief Network

27 July 2016

Five donations, €46.745 in total value, have been granted to social organisations in Northern Greece, in the context of TAP’s CSR programme.

ΤΑΡ was the Main Sponsor of the Kavala Cultural Festival “Cosmopolis, The Reunion”

ΤΑΡ was the Main Sponsor of the Kavala Cultural Festival “Cosmopolis, The Reunion”

25 July 2016

TAP in cooperation with the Hellenic Institute of Transport presented the “Fos Fanari” (Bright Traffic-light) interactive theatrical game for kids, on traffic education and road safety.

AVIS and TAP organise Road Safety Conference in Tirana

AVIS and TAP organise Road Safety Conference in Tirana

11 July 2016

AVIS with the support of TAP, organised the first “Benchmarking Al-bania - Towards EU Road Safety” conference. "Driving safety is an important issue to every single person but it is particularly important to a pipeline project due to huge distances involved. So far we have driven over 6.7 million kilometres" emphasised TAP project Director Norman Ingram.

TAP Albania Supports Autism Awareness Campaign

TAP Albania Supports Autism Awareness Campaign

24 June 2016

The TAP team in Tirana joined the “Run4Autism” marathon, initiative organised in framework of April 2016 the International Autism Month. This annual event aims to raise awareness of autism and collect funds for the treatment of autistic children in Albania. Wearing “TiRun – Run4Autism” t-shirts, TAP employees ran 5 km or 10 km along the main boulevard of the capital along with hundreds of participants.

The Traffic Light, the Crossing, the Seat Belt, the Helmet and Me

The Traffic Light, the Crossing, the Seat Belt, the Helmet and Me

14 June 2016

TAP supported the 6th Serres ECO-Festival, a three-day event organised by the Municipality of Serres. The festival, marking the World Environment Day, took place between 5-8 June in the open area of the former Papalouka military camp.

TAP Supports Dialogue on Investment Attractiveness in Albania

TAP Supports Dialogue on Investment Attractiveness in Albania

2 June 2016

On 25 May 2016, TAP participated in a key panel discussion, part of the “High Level Policy Dialogue on Business Climate and Investment Attractiveness” in Albania. TAP Country Manager Shkëlqim Bozgo joined the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, the Minister of Finance Arben Ahmetaj, the Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship Milva Ekonomi, the IMF representative in Albania Jens Reinke, the World Bank Country Manager Tahseen Sayed and the CEO of the American Bank of Investments Andi Ballta.

TAP received “Community Spirit” award by the Greek Energy Forum

TAP received “Community Spirit” award by the Greek Energy Forum

19 May 2016

On 9th of May, TAP received the “Community Spirit” award by the Greek Energy Forum, in its first annual Awards ceremony that took place in Cass Business School of City University, London, under the auspices of the Hellenic Embassy.

130 Companies Meeting with Italy EPC Contractors

130 Companies Meeting with Italy EPC Contractors

22 February 2016

For ANCE Lecce (Association of building companies) the TAP project is an opportunity for development and jobs for the area.

TAP Supports Road Safety Round Table in Fier

TAP Supports Road Safety Round Table in Fier

11 February 2016

The event aimed to facilitate the exchange of ideas on enhancing safety in the community as well as promoting safe behaviours.

First Batch of Line Bends Ready to Dispatch

First Batch of Line Bends Ready to Dispatch

20 January 2016

Nothing spells actual start of a pipeline project like the fresh production of the first batch of hard steel pipes. Following TAP’s contract award for 270km onshore line pipes and bends to Salzgitter Mannesmann International, the first 130 pieces of 48" induction bends have already been produced!