Trans Adriatic Pipeline submits Independent Natural Gas application to Greek regulator

Offshore staff

BAAR, Switzerland – The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has submitted its application for the construction of an Independent Natural Gas System to RAE, the Greek Regulatory Authority for energy.

TAP’s Greek section of the pipeline will be approximately 465 km (289 mi) long and will commence at Komotini, where it ties into the national grid system. The pipeline will then cross Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, coming ashore in southern Italy.

Rikard Scoufias, TAP’s country manager in Greece, said: “TAP’s INGS submission follows shortly after on our TPA (Third Party Access) exemption application last month and constitutes a key element of the final steps towards concluding the permitting process for construction of the TAP pipeline. The construction itself, which is backed by some of the largest European energy companies (Statoil, EGL and E.ON), is expected to bring in excess of €1.5 billion ($2.1 billion) investment into Greece and to generate approximately 2,000 jobs. I am very pleased to see how well we are progressing with the Greek authorities regarding our various permits. Our commitment to Greece stands as firm as ever, and we are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

TAP will be ready to begin pipeline operations in time for first export gas west of Turkey (expected in 2017/18) from Shah Deniz.

09/15/2011

Related Articles

Origin confirms milestone in BassGas MLE project

Dec 16, 2014 Origin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture offshore Australia, has confirmed that another milestone has been achieved in the BassGas Mid Life Enhancement project, with the lift of...

Alphastrut completes seven-figure North Sea contract

Dec 16, 2014

Aluminium support systems supplier Alphastrut has completed a seven-figure contract with BP which Alphastrut says has saved BP around 54 metric tons (60 tons) in weight.

SKF and Vantage combine to improve drillship fleet

Dec 16, 2014

SKF USA Inc. and Vantage Drilling Inc. have combined resources to improve the reliability of the Vantage Titanium Explorer and Platinum Explorer drillships.

HitecVision establishes new service group

Dec 16, 2014

HitecVision is establishing a new oil service group under the name Global Maritime Group by merging five companies in its portfolio.

Peak commissions new test facilities

Dec 16, 2014

Peak Well Systems has commissioned new ISO test facilities. one in Perth, Western Australia, and one in Aberdeen, Scotland, as part of its R&D.

Trending News

Oceanteam sells vessel stake to J. Ray McDermott Norway

Dec 19, 2014

Oceanteam Shipping ASA has completed the transfer of its 50% ownership stake in its jointly owned pipelay vessel CSV North Ocean 102 to J. Ray McDermott Norway.

Ennsub unveils new deepwater deployment systems

Dec 19, 2014

Ennsub has completed the design and manufacture of two workclass ROV deployment systems, which have been designed and manufactured for ROVOP and are due to be installed into a newbuild, Tier 1 pipelay vessel early in 2015.

‘Largest’ new gantry crane launches Nordic Trym vessel

Dec 19, 2014

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Co. in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 platform supply vessel named Nordic Trym. The vessel was launched in a unique way, using the yard’s new gantry crane. 

Offshore photo of the day

Schlumberger to support Mariner well operations

Dec 19, 2014

Statoil has contracted Schlumberger Oilfield UK to provide integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field in the UK northern North Sea.

  Offshore
Digital Magazine
Look Inside
Cover
Current Issue

Oil & Gas Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>