The ITT covers 55 valves at 48” and 36”, class 600 and 900. The requirements and quality of the large diameter ball valves and actuators include significant safety features of a high engineering standard in order to ensure the highest quality of the TAP pipeline in relation to technical quality and safety.
Knut Steinar Kvindesland, Procurement Director at TAP said: “The ball valves and actuators are a critical part of the pipeline as without these, the pipeline cannot function. They will be installed by the onshore Engineering Pipeline Construction contractor(s) that TAP selects in Greece Italy and Albania.”
For further information on TAP’s procurement process and the contracts that it plans to award, please go to: www.tap-ag.com/project-opportunities/for-companies
If you are a subcontractor and are interested in working for one of the companies that TAP selects for its contracts, please go to www.tap-ag.com/project-opportunities/for-companies/interested-in-working-as-subcontractor to register your details, which 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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