BAAR, Switzerland –Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has launched two prequalification contracts for construction of the 105-km (65-mi) offshore pipeline section under the Adriatic Sea.
The first prequalification comprises engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) for the offshore section of the 36-in. pipeline between the coastlines of Albania andsouthern Italy. The EPCI scope of work includes associated landfall civil works at the landfalls in both Albania and Italy, as well as survey, seabed, and precommissioning activities.
The second prequalification process is for supply of offshore line pipes and coating. The scope of work is divided into three lots.
Following the selection stage,TAP aims to issue the related invitations to tender for offshore construction by May 2015.