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2017 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 Unveils Ancient Building Complex in Albania

TAP Unveils Ancient Building Complex in Albania

2 November 2017

During pipeline construction works, TAP discovered a building complex spanning various historical stages. The site includes structures from the 6th century to the 17th – 18th centuries.

First TAP Turbo Compressors Delivered in Greece

First TAP Turbo Compressors Delivered in Greece

18 October 2017

The first gas turbine turbo compressor units to be installed in TAP’s compressor station near Kipoi have been delivered to site via the Port of Piraeus, Athens.

TAP Supports the 18th Hellenic Forestry Congress & International Workshop

TAP Supports the 18th Hellenic Forestry Congress & International Workshop

11 October 2017

TAP presented the project progress in Greece, as well as its reforestation activities to be implemented in two phases, starting from Alexandroupolis, Soufli, Rhodope and Serres.

TAP Supports the Kavala Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) by Donating Rescue Equipment

TAP Supports the Kavala Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) by Donating Rescue Equipment

10 October 2017

The equipment includes climbing ropes, helmets, stretchers and climbing equipment – essential in mountain rescue operations- transistors and a water pump.

120 People Enrol in TAP Academy

120 People Enrol in TAP Academy

3 October 2017

TAP offers another round of free English, IT & social media marketing courses for people in Lecce. The initiative, TAP Academy, is part of TAP’s €12 million SEI programme in Italy.

TAP Supports Traditional Products Fair in Skrapar

TAP Supports Traditional Products Fair in Skrapar

29 September 2017

The traditional products fair of Skrapar allowed farmers and producers from the area to present and promote their products. This is the sixth year when the fair is organised.

TAP Sponsors Korça Comedy Festival

TAP Sponsors Korça Comedy Festival

28 September 2017

In September 2017, TAP supported the organisation of the fourth edition of the “KoKo Fest” comedy festival in Korça, Albania. Seven comedy plays were put on stage for the public.

Swiss Officials Visit TAP Site in Albania

Swiss Officials Visit TAP Site in Albania

13 September 2017

On 12 September, the Swiss Confederation Director for Economic Cooperation and Development in SECO and the Swiss Ambassador to Albania visited a TAP construction site in Berat.

TAP Supported 12’000+ Families in Receiving Landownership Certificates in Albania

TAP Supported 12’000+ Families in Receiving Landownership Certificates in Albania

6 September 2017

The cadastre update process started by Trans Adriatic Pipeline in 2013 has helped more than 12,000 families along the pipeline’s route in Albania to receive landownership certificates.

TAP Responds to Wildfire Emergency in Albania

TAP Responds to Wildfire Emergency in Albania

11 August 2017

TAP will donate 600 backpack fire extinguishers and 100 fire-retardant uniforms to firefighters in rescue operations. TAP will also help purchase all terrain fire engines and ambulances.

Road Safety Awareness Campaign in Albania

Road Safety Awareness Campaign in Albania

3 August 2017

TAP kicked off a radio campaign, calling on drivers to be more careful while behind the wheel. Albania's high number of road accidents remains a concern, especially during the summer.

TAP Sponsors the Berat Multicultural Festival

TAP Sponsors the Berat Multicultural Festival

2 August 2017

The festival aims to promote Berat’s historical and cultural values as one of the most ancient cities in Europe and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

TAP Trains & Hires Pipeline Welding Inspectors in Albania

TAP Trains & Hires Pipeline Welding Inspectors in Albania

12 July 2017

Made available for the 1st time in Albania, the 4-day course trained 12 people. All participants are now certified as pipeline welding inspectors & will start working for the project.

US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt Visits TAP Site in Kilkis

US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt Visits TAP Site in Kilkis

30 June 2017

"It was extremely impressive to see the technology involved, the audacity of the project, the value of the equipment that’s involved, the sophistication of the work that’s being done" said the USA Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt,

TAP Supported the "School-meals for Schoolchildren" Programme in Kavala

TAP Supported the "School-meals for Schoolchildren" Programme in Kavala

28 June 2017

During 2016-2017 ~90,000 hot meals were provided to 1,183 students in the city of Kavala and the Kavala Municipality communities of Krinides, Filippoi, Zygos and Amygdalenoas.

TAP Completes Construction of New Road

TAP Completes Construction of New Road

28 June 2017

Working with the Devoll Municipality, TAP completed the construction of a 3-kilometre new road which enables access to the metering station under construction near Vishocica, Albania.

TAP Facilitates Beach Access for Persons with Disabilities

TAP Facilitates Beach Access for Persons with Disabilities

20 June 2017

TAP helped build a ramp allowing people with disabilities to access the beach of Avdira, Greece. TAP also donated machinery for coastline cleaning. The total investment amounts to €100,000.

TAP Funds Forest Management Studies in Nestorio

TAP Funds Forest Management Studies in Nestorio

12 June 2017

TAP will fund five Forest Management Studies in the Municipality of Nestorio, one of the pipeline’s host communities - a critical initiative for 3,000 residents & local environment.

An Energy Project Supporting Cooperation, Stability & Growth

An Energy Project Supporting Cooperation, Stability & Growth

29 May 2017

TAP supported the first Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum, sponsoring the event’s social programmes. Held in Serres, the forum was attended by delegates from 17 countries.

TAP Uncovers Ancient Settlement near Korçë

TAP Uncovers Ancient Settlement near Korçë

10 May 2017

According to preliminary assessments, this is an open-air settlement spanning from the early Iron Age (10th – 9th centuries BC) to the late Roman period (4th – 6th centuries AD).

Fier Mayor and TAP Take Stock of Albanian School Rehabilitation

Fier Mayor and TAP Take Stock of Albanian School Rehabilitation

9 May 2017

Once completed in September 2017, more than 210 students of the Thanas Ikonomi school in Grecalli, Fier, will have better studying conditions.

TAP Rehabilitated Road Empowers Albanian Villagers

TAP Rehabilitated Road Empowers Albanian Villagers

20 April 2017

“When the road works were underway, TAP workers came in my small home and ate whatever I had cooked that day. This gave me the idea for the restaurant,” says 64-year-old Dylbere Pino.

TAP Facilitates AlbGaz – DESFA Kick off Meeting

TAP Facilitates AlbGaz – DESFA Kick off Meeting

16 March 2017

TAP Albania facilitated the first official meeting between AlbGaz and DESFA, the Albanian and Greek gas transmission system operator companies, in Thessaloniki, Greece.

TAP Receives Special Investment Award

TAP Receives Special Investment Award

13 March 2017

On 8 March 2017, TAP received the Special Investment Award, at the 5th Greek Value in Northern Greece Awards, an initiative by the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING).

TAP Benefits Greece and Serves as Roadmap for Future Investments

TAP Benefits Greece and Serves as Roadmap for Future Investments

6 March 2017

Rikard Scoufias, TAP Country Manager for Greece, outlined TAP’s legacy for Greece at the #DelphiEconomicForum on 4 March.

Young Professionals Briefed on How to Become TAP Inspectors

Young Professionals Briefed on How to Become TAP Inspectors

6 March 2017

TAP Albania held a recruitment workshop to inform young professionals on the career path and training programmes they should follow to start working for the project as field inspectors.

TAP Continues to Upgrade Roads in Albania

TAP Continues to Upgrade Roads in Albania

24 February 2017

In February 2017 TAP concluded the refurbishment works for another 8 km road segment, connecting approximately 3,000 residents from three villages to the city of Fier.

TAP Supports Kastoria Nursing Home

TAP Supports Kastoria Nursing Home

14 February 2017

On 13 February 2017, TAP officially handed over the €22,500 donation to the Athina & Lazaros Rizos nursing home in Kastoria. The amount was used to replace door & window frames.

Discovering Local Flavours in Southern Italy

Discovering Local Flavours in Southern Italy

2 February 2017

The owners & managers of 15 restaurants enrolled in TAP’s MENA (Master of Excellence in New Food) programme took part in a discovery tour of Puglia's gastronomic flavours.

TAP Assists 1,300 Families in Need due to Severe Weather

TAP Assists 1,300 Families in Need due to Severe Weather

19 January 2017

In light of the harsh situation created by the severe winter, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will assist approximately1,300 families from 100 villages along the pipeline route and beyond.

TAP Uses Helicopter to Minimise Environmental Impact during Survey

TAP Uses Helicopter to Minimise Environmental Impact during Survey

16 January 2017

To minimise the impact on the Mediterranean Maquis – the forest typically found along the Southern Italian coast – TAP used a helicopter during a geotechnical survey.

TAP Sponsors the Municipality of Serres’ Christmas Event “Land of Wishes”

TAP Sponsors the Municipality of Serres’ Christmas Event “Land of Wishes”

13 January 2017

TAP was the grand sponsor of the Christmas event “Land of Wishes”, held in the Municipality of Serres from 8 December 2016 to 2 January 2017.