As per the recent articles published by newspapers today, TAP wants to point out that the area which will host the Pipeline Receiving Terminal, based on the new project that will be included in the documents for the EIA with the deadline of September, is less than 12 hectares and the area in which the building of the PRT will stay is 3500 square meters, that is a lot less in size, than 1 hectare.
As a result, TAP has worked closely with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to design the PRT buildings so that they look more in line with a farm building, using local materials such as the local stone and reducing the height of the buildings so that they are in line with the local landscape.
We surely can reassure the local community that there is minimal risk related to/associated with, incidents of the PRT, as TAP is designing the PRT terminal and will build and operate it adhering to the highest safety and environmental standards, both on a national and an international level .
More we want to highlight that, according to EGIG data, for a pipeline wider than 25 mm, as TAP has been designed , a single incident has never occurred in 41 years, since data collection started.
We think finally that our project has to be considered and evaluated as stand alone, with its own features and without improper comparisons, especially for reaching political goals, with other plants , as we operate in industries with a completely different approach and that, for all these reasons, TAP cannot be compared.