January 1, 2003
TAP pre-feasibility study
January 1, 2006
Feasibility study undertaken by former Swiss EGL (now part of Axpo) confirms project’s technical, economic and environmental feasibility.
March 1, 2007
TAP’s extended basic engineering concludes, including offshore seabed survey and preliminary impact assessment surveys
March 13, 2007
TAP AG registered as a company
January 1, 2008
TAP enters Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase
February 1, 2012
TAP selected by Shah Deniz Consortium as priority route to Italy
Funding and Option agreement with Shah Deniz
Funding and Option agreement with Shah Deniz partners to finance part of TAP and potentially take up to 50% equity stake in project
TAP shareholders and Shah Deniz partners SOCAR, BP and Total
TAP shareholders and Shah Deniz partners SOCAR, BP and Total conclude Shareholder Agreement defining how TAP Joint Venture will be governed with members of Consortium were TAP to be selected by Shah Deniz in 2013.
Governments of Albania, Greece and Italy sign intergovernmental (IGA) agreement on TAP
TAP completes Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
TAP receives environmental permit in Albania
Albanian government ratifies Host Government Agreement with TAP
June 28, 2013
Shah Deniz Consortium selects TAP as preferred transportation route
Shah Deniz Consortium selects TAP as preferred transportation route for Caspian gas to Europe.
TAP shareholders take Resolution to Construct
Shah Deniz Consortium takes Final Investment Decision on Stage 2 of project
Greek government ratifies Host Government Agreement with TAP
TAP re-launches procurement process following review of strategy and schedule
First construction works began on Albanian roads and bridges to access future pipeline construction sites.
Award of major procurement contracts completed
First pipes arrive in Albania
Shipments of steel line pipes, equipment & machinery start arriving in the Albanian port of Durrës.
First pipes arrive in Greece
The first deliveries of steel line pipes and bends for TAP's Greek section arrive at the ports of Thessaloniki and Kavala.
TAP Construction Inauguration Ceremony, Thessaloniki Greece
September 30, 2016
TAP Marks Start of Construction in Albania
The inauguration ceremony near the town of Fier was attended by the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama and the Minister of Energy and Industry, Damian Gjiknuri.
November 25, 2016
Greek Prime Minister Visits TAP Site in Alexandroupoli
Six months after TAP's construction inauguration ceremony the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the project’s works in Alexandroupoli.
TAP Completes First Phase of Access Roads and Bridges Rehabilitation in Albania
Approx. 58km of access roads were upgraded, two new bridges were built and 40 bridges refurbished.
TAP Celebrates 1st year of Construction
TAP’s contractors cleared approx. 49% of the project route in Greece and Albania (371km out of 765km). Also, 22.6% of welded steel pipes are already in the ground (backfilled).
TAP Completes the Shipment of Pipes to Albania
Approx. 13,000 pipes, bends, and various equipment and machinery weighing more than 200,000 tonnes have been delivered to Durrës since April 2016.
Pipe Deliveries to Albania, Greece and Italy Complete
The last shipment of steel line-pipes for the construction of TAP arrived in Thessaloniki. The transport of 55,000 TAP pipes and bends was completed in approximately one year and a half.
TAP is 2/3 Completed
This includes all engineering, procurement and construction scope, announced TAP Managing Director Luca Schieppati at the 4th Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) Advisory Council in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Shah Deniz delivers first gas
Shah Deniz Consortium delivers first gas to Turkey. First deliveries to Europe via TAP will follow in 2020.
TAP and TANAP complete pipeline connection
TAP and the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) successfully completed their connection with the final “golden weld”, which physically connected the two pipelines.
TAP completes €3.9 billion project financing
The financing is provided by a group of 17 commercial banks, alongside the EBRD and the EIB. Part of the financing is covered by the export credit agencies - bpifrance, Euler Hermes and Sace.
TAP starts laying steel pipes on the 105 km offshore section, across the Adriatic Sea. The deepest point of the pipeline below sea level will be more than 810 metres.
November 25, 2019
Pipeline commissioning (testing) begins
TAP introduces first natural gas into a 2km Greek section of the pipeline as part of its testing phase