Technip has been awarded by TAP(1) a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) Services contract, for a project designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field to the European market.
TAP project scope includes an approximately 870 kilometer long pipeline, which will start from the tie-in with the TANAP(2) portion of the Southern Gas Corridor project, at the Greece/Turkey border.
The pipeline will then go through Greece and Albania, to eventually cross subsea the Adriatic Sea to end in Puglia, Italy, where it will connect to the Italian natural gas network.
The project aims at enhancing security of supply as well as diversifying gas resources in the European market. TAP will open a new route for natural gas from the Caspian Sea region.
It is designed to transport 10 BCM/y(3) with a potential future expansion to 20 BCM/y, as more gas becomes available. The PMC contract awarded to Technip will cover the onshore portion of the pipeline from Greece to Albania and in Italy.