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TAP issues Invitations to Tender for Compressor Stations

25 November 2014


Baar, Switzerland. Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has issued its next Invitations to Tender (ITT) for compressor stations in Greece and Albania. TAP is issuing two separate ITTs – one for Greece and one for Albania.

  • In Greece, the ITT will cover the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of one compressor station at Kipoi.
  • In Albania, the ITT is for the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of one compressor station at Fier, and one metering station at Billisht. The metering station is designed to measure natural gas coming from the Greek section of TAP.

Design and specification for the compressor stations is in line with TAP’s initial capacity of 10bcm per annum – gas transported from Shah Deniz II to Europe – with a possibility to expand that capacity up to 20bcm per annum.

Construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline is planned to begin in 2016. TAP’s highest elevation will be approximately 1800 meters in Albania and the pipeline will, on its route, cross many roads and rivers.

TAP plans to award the contracts for compressor stations in the second half of 2015. The next Invitation to Tenders that will be issued by TAP are for the procurement of  turbo compressor units for the compressor stations in Greece and Albania, and for the procurement of large diameter ball valves for Greece, Albania and Italy. TAP plans to issue these ITTs within the fourth quarter of 2014.

Knut Steinar Kvindesland, Procurement Director at TAP said: “The selection of bidders who have been invited to tender for compressor stations has successfully passed a rigorous prequalification process. The bidders’ ability to meet TAP’s high standards on Health, Safety and Environment and their ability to demonstrate a zero harm policy have and will be key in selecting bidders.”

TAP’s Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors will also be responsible for further securing additional subcontractors to implement specific parts of the contract assignment. This could create additional employment and business opportunities, thereby contributing to economic prosperity in the countries that TAP will cross.

For further information on TAP’s procurement process and the contracts that it plans to award, please go to:

If you are a subcontractor and are interested in working for one of the companies that TAP selects for its contracts, please go to to register your details. This information will be passed on to companies invited to tender in TAP’s procurement process.




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’s routing can facilitate gas supply to several South Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and others. TAP’s landfall in Italy provides multiple opportunities for further transport of Caspian natural gas to some of the largest European markets such as Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland and Austria.

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 (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).


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