Siemens has received a contract from Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) for the supply of six gas turbine turbo compressor units.
Three of the units are planned to be installed in TAP’s compressor station near Kipoi, in Greece, while the remaining units will be installed at TAP’s compressor station near Fier, in Albania.
TAP managing director Ian Bradshaw said: "Following a rigorous evaluation and bidding process, Siemens was selected for their expertise, know-how and robust safety track record in providing highly reliable gas turbine turbo compressor units, which are an integral piece of our pipeline."
BP, SOCAR and Statoil each own a 20% stake in TAP project, while Fluxys, Enagás and Axpo have 19%, 16% and 5% interests, respectively.
The 870km-long TAP will start from Kipoi on the border of Turkey and Greece and connect Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) portion of the Southern Gas Corridor project, at the Greece/Turkey border and will end in Puglia, Italy.
It will span 545 km through Greece, 211km through Albania, 105km through Adriatic Sea and 8km through Italy.
The project is designed to transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to South Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and others.
Gas supplies are planned to commence from the pipeline project initially to Georgia and Turkey in late 2018 and subsequently to Europe in early 2020.Separately, Malaysia’s state-owned energy company Petronas is seeking to purchase stake in the TAP project from Statoil, Bloomberg reported citing two people familiar with the knowledge.
Image: The Trans Adriatic Pipeline will transport gas from the Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. Photo: courtesy of supakitmod/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.