TIRANA (Albania), December 3 (SeeNews) – The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) consortium said that over 85% of the land reinstatement works on the route of the gas pipeline in Greece and Albania have been completed.
Land on over 650 km out of 765 km of the pipeline route is being restored to its original condition, the consortium said in a Twitter post last week.
“Agriculture has been resumed after land reinstatement,” the consortium added.
On October 28, TAP said it has completed the connection of the gas pipe with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border.
“This marks another significant milestone in the completion of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), a new energy route, which will increase energy security and diversification of energy supplies by bringing natural gas from Shah Deniz 2 gas field in the Caspian Sea to Turkey and, subsequently, European markets,” TAP said.
In October, TAP launched construction works in Albania for the 105km offshore section across the Adriatic Sea that will link the gas pipeline to Italy’s transmission network.
Connecting with the TANAP at Greece's border with Turkey, TAP will stretch across northern Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before reaching Italy's coast where it will connect to the Italian natural gas network.
TAP is part of the Southern Gas Corridor, which also comprises the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) crossing Azerbaijan and Georgia, and TANAP.
The shareholders of TAP are BP, Azerbaijan’s state company Socar and Italy’s Snam with 20% each, Belgium’s Fluxys with 19%, Spain’s Enagas with 16% and Swiss-based Axpo with 5%.