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TAP Receives Honorary Award from Central Macedonia Fire Brigade

01 December 2016


On 22 November 2016, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) received an honorary award for its contribution, via the donation of specialised equipment worth €59,000, to the maintenance and full operational restoration of the fire fighting fleet of the Central Macedonia Fire Brigade. The award was presented to Rikard Scoufias, TAP County Manager for Greece, during a special award ceremony held at the movie theatre “Alexandros” of the Central Macedonia Prefecture Cultural Centre. 


The Central Macedonia Fire Brigade also presented honorary awards to the Central Macedonia Prefect Apostolos Tzitzikostas, as well as to the Deputy Prefect of the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Region Voula Patoulidou.

Committed to internationally recognised health and safety standards as well as best industry practice in this field, TAP carries out several social and environmental investment projects in support of local communities.

The Chief of the Central Macedonia Fire Brigade Konstantinos Poultidis commended TAP for its social solidarity and commitment to corporate social responsibility: “Your initiative actively recognises the efforts of the fire brigade’s people to carry out their social duties in full, being as they are the main body of civil protection of our country.” Patoulidou also thanked the fire brigade and its well-trained personnel, for their exceptional work in protecting human life, while putting their own lives at risk.

Prefect Tzitzikostas too recognised TAP’s contribution, noting: “its social responsibility actions are an additional benefit for our country, on top of the construction of the pipeline, the biggest private project in Northern Greece. TAP will position Central Macedonia on the global energy map and create thousands of jobs.”

Thanking the Central Macedonia Fire Brigade, TAP Country Manager for Greece Rikard Scoufias stressed: “The health and safety of the 130 communities hosting the pipeline is TAP’s number one and non-negotiable priority. We eagerly responded to the Prefecture’s request, exactly because we want to stand by the local communities and societies that host the project, contributing to activities that advance their welfare.”