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.
21 December 2017
TAP continues implementing its programme DESTINATION, SAFETY | Donation of Utility Vehicles, with the delivery of four more snowploughs to the Region of Western Macedonia.
20 December 2017
The six snowploughs are all-wheel-drive multi-purpose vehicles. Apart from snowploughs and salt spreaders, they combine the properties of lawn mowing, branch cutting and pruning machinery.
19 December 2017
On 14 and 15 December, TAP provided 200 tonnes of animal feed to farmers in the Municipality of Fier, Albania, which had been impacted by November floods.
18 December 2017
On 13 December, a window in time opened in Drama. An admittedly large and… frozen window taking young and old visitors thousands and thousands of years back in time.
18 December 2017
On December 15 and 16, TAP joined the Ministry of Tourism and Environment in cleaning the debris along the Osumi River. The initiative also included deepening the river bed to prevent floods.
7 December 2017
CoNISMa completed a six-month study of marine litter in Salento. The research, supported by TAP, aims to protect the beaches and raise awareness on the issue of marine litter.
7 December 2017
TAP and the Albanian Council of Road Safety (ACRS) held a round table to discuss the results of the safety programme focused on students & communities along the pipeline route in Albania.
4 December 2017
TAP rehabilitated the road connecting the Sektor-Seman motorway with the surrounding villages and Fier. The upgraded 4.2 km road will serve over 3,000 residents in the area.
27 November 2017
TAP joined the road safety awareness week, initiative which aims to make drivers, pedestrians and other road users more aware and careful. The Road Safety Week started on 19 November.
24 November 2017
Implemented in collaboration with the Social Solidarity Network, the donation consists of ten Perkins Braille typewriters, two multi-functional devices, a computer and an air conditioner.
22 November 2017
Information relating to the development of the forest studies was relayed to the Presidents of seven local forest cooperatives, in a meeting held at the Municipality in mid-November.
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.
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.
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.
10 October 2017
The equipment includes climbing ropes, helmets, stretchers and climbing equipment – essential in mountain rescue operations- transistors and a water pump.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
6 March 2017
Rikard Scoufias, TAP Country Manager for Greece, outlined TAP’s legacy for Greece at the #DelphiEconomicForum on 4 March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.