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Over 350 companies participate in networking events with TAP main potential contractors

22 January 2015


Athens, Greece. In anticipation of the award of contracts for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), on 21 and 22 January, 2015, the company facilitated two supplier networking events in Alexandroupolis and Thessaloniki, Greece. The events were organised in cooperation with the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING) and with the assistance of more than 30 commercial-industrial and technical chambers of Northern Greece. The events gathered more than 350 interested subcontractors and suppliers that offer services and supplies on a wide range of sectors.


The two sessions provided a networking platform between tenderers of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) onshore pipeline and EPC station contracts, and potential subcontractors and suppliers interested in providing specialist support services, such as materials supply, logistics, facility management, security, catering, etc.

Tenderers made short presentations of their activities and the specific areas where subcontractors could offer their materials and services, and then had a series of private meetings with all interested companies.

TAP representatives took the opportunity to explain the project’s procurement process, the basic principles and the procurement schedule in more detail. The event was open to all companies that had expressed interest in attending.

It was made clear that participation in the events did not guarantee a contract with TAP or with any of the tenderers and would not have any influence on TAP’s procurement process. The events were intended as a means of bringing together potential business partners to explore opportunities for future collaboration.

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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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