Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG* has awarded Spiecapag, a subsidiary of Entrepose (VINCI Group), the Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) of three lots of onshore gas pipelines as part of the TAP (Trans-Adriatic Pipeline) project: one lot represents 185 km in Greece - between Kipoi and Kavala - and two lots are totalling 215 km in Albania, between Bilisht and Topoje.
With a total length of 878 km, TAP will connect to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Greek- Turkish border, will cross Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea and connect to the Italian gas network. Once completed, the TAP project will transport gas from the Shah Deniz II gas field in Azerbaijan into Europe.
"We have begun mobilisation of our teams to allow work to start in mid-2016. We are proud to bring our customer our expertise and added value in gas pipeline construction, whatever the environment, and as always to contribute to the development of the communities where we will be working during the project," said Jean-Claude Van de Wiele, Managing Director of Spiecapag.
With over 90 years of experience, Spiecapag is a world leader in the field of oil and gas pipelines and associated systems. In particular, it signed the prestigious PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea, which was completed in 2014, and the Incahuasi project in Bolivia, where teams finished operations at the end of 2015. The company is a member of the Entrepose Group, an international contractor that designs, builds and operates production, transport and storage infrastructures for the oil & gas and other energy markets, in the onshore, offshore and underground fields.
*the international company responsible for the construction of the gas pipeline transporting Shah Deniz II gas via Greece, Albania, the Adriatic Sea and into Italy. The TAP shareholders are BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), SNAM S.p.A. (20%), FLUXYS (19%), ENAGAS (16%) and AXPO (5%).