14,000 pipes delivered to Greece, Albania for TAP pipeline’s construction

Trend News Agency — The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Consortium said July 29 that 14,000 pipes have already been delivered to Greece and Albania for the construction of the Trans Adriatic gas pipeline.

This amount accounts for about 30 percent of all pipes that will be used for the pipeline’s construction.

TAP project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas and condensate field to the EU countries.

The 870-kilometer pipeline will be connected to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy’s south. TAP shareholders are BP (20 percent), SOCAR (20 percent), Snam SpA (20 percent), Fluxys (19 percent), Enagás (16 percent) and Axpo (5 percent).

The same agency reported on 11 July that Japan’s JFE Steel Corporation (formerly known as Kawasaki Steel Corporationcon) wan a contract to provide hot coils, plates and UOE pipes to the unincorporated consortium of Greek pipe manufacturer Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry SA and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc.  JFE Steel Corporation will serve as one of the TAP project’s major subcontractors.