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Permit Engineering Services for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Project in Greece and Albania

Of Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG

   
 
   
 
 

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will transport gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan via Greece and Albania and across the Adriatic Sea to southern Italy and further into Western Europe. The project is aimed at enhancing security of supply as well as di-versification of gas supplies for the European markets. TAP will open a new so-called Southern Gas Corridor to Europe and establish a new market outlet for natural gas from the Caspian Sea. The project is designed to expand transportation capacity from 10 to 20 bcm per year, depending on supply and demand.
TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam S.p.A. (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagas (16%) and Axpo (5%).

 

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline starts near Kipoi on the border of Turkey and Greece, where it will seamlessly connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP). From there the 48 inches (1.2m) in diameter TAP
will continue onshore crossing the entire territory of Greece and Albania from east to west all the way to the Adriatic Sea coast. The TAP route is approximately 878 kilometres in length (Approx.: Greece 550 km; Albania 215 km; offshore Adriatic Sea 105km; Italy 8 km). TAP’s highest elevation point will be 1,800 meters in Albania’s mountains, while its lowest part offshore will be at 820 meters of depth.

 

The associated facilities of the pipeline system in Greece and Albania include two Compressor Stations (CS), one in Kipoi, Greece and the other on the Albanian coast near Fier, one Metering Station (MS) at Billisht in Albania, 32 block valve stations (BVS) for blocking gas flow during routine maintenance or in an emergency and potential take-off points. The sections 2 & 3 of the Project in Greece between Kavala and the Albanian Border will be approx. 364 km long - 48 inches (1.2m) in diameter. The associated facilities of the pipeline system include 15 Block Valve Stations for blocking gas flow during routine maintenance or in an emergency and potential take-off points along the route.

 
 

Provided Services

Permit Engineering Services for the Pipeline and Associated Facilities in Greece and Albania as partner in Consortium, subcontractor of E.ON Technologies GmbH, comprising of the following Permits:

A. Greece

- Project Management Services for Permit Works

- Permit Engineering for:

  • Preferred Project Area Permit
  • Installation Act
  • Installation Permit
  • Forest Permits for Construction in Forest Areas
  • Crossing Permits for Major & Special Crossings
  • Kipoi CS Building Construction Approval & Construction Permit
  • Kipoi CS Access Roads Design
  • 23 BVS Building Construction Approval & Construction Permit

- Geotechnical investigations for Pipeline & Kipi CS

B. Alvania

- Project Management Services for Permit Works

- Permits & Authority Services

- Permit Engineering for:

  • Construction Permit for Pipe Yards & Camp Sites
  • Construction Permit (Compound Development Permit Phase II) for CS & MS
  • Construction Permit (CDP II) for Onshore Pipeline and 9 BVS

- FEED update for Pipeline Construction Permit

 
 

Project  Budget:  ~€1,500 million [Greek Section] ~€1,000 million [Albanian Section]
Services  Implementation Period: 2014-2016

 

 
     
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