Skip to main content

Back to full list of news stories

TAP issues contract notice for supply of large diameter ball valves

25 July 2014

As part of its pre-qualification process for potential suppliers, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued its next contract notice in the Official Journal of the EU– the EU Gazette: Link to the announcement for the supply of large diameter ball valves.

TAP will construct an 870km-long high pressure natural gas pipeline and associated infrastructure across Greece, Albania, and Adriatic Sea coming ashore in Southern Italy.

Companies interested in being pre-qualified for this contract need to request a pre-qualification questionnaire from TAP no later than 11.08.2014. This request can be sent to TAP via email at pqq.valves@tap-ag.com

The scope of this particular Supply Contract will include manufacturing, testing and delivery of large diameter ball valves: approximately 8 of 36 inch (class 900) valves and 46 of 48 inch (class 600) valves. The potential suppliers need to demonstrate their ability to meet TAP’s quality requirements and supply necessary volumes in accordance with the pipeline’s development schedule.

Only a selected number of pre-qualified companies will be invited to participate in the subsequent tendering stages of the TAP’s procurement process for large diameter valves.

The current pre-qualification is the fifth announced by TAP since May this year. Full overview of all contract notices published by TAP so far: www.tap-ag.com/tenders

Subsequent contract notices to be issued by TAP will include the pre-qualification of companies supplying steel line pipes for the onshore sections of TAP, followed by pre-qualification of companies, providing offshore pipeline construction services.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates from TAP (not limited to procurement) please Subscribe Here. 

About the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)

TAP will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe.  The approximately 870 km long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) near the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.

TAP will promote the economic development and job creation along the pipeline route; it will be a major source of foreign direct investment and it is not dependent on grants or subsidies.  With first gas sales to Georgia and Turkey targeted for late 2018, first deliveries to Europe will follow approximately a year later.

TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (16%), Total (10%), E.ON (9%) and Axpo (5%).

Contacts
Media enquiries: media@tap-ag.com