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TAP Issues Invitations to Tender for Offshore Line Pipes and Italy Onshore Construction

30 June 2015


Baar, Switzerland. In June 2015, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has issued two new Invitations to Tender (ITT).

  • The first is for 36-inch offshore line pipes to be used in the 105 km section of the project across the Adriatic Sea, between the coastlines of Albania and southern Italy. The ITT scope also includes the supply of buckle arrestors, coating and anodes for the project’s offshore section. The ITT is open to the companies who have pre-qualified following the contract notice TAP launched in February 2015.
  • The second is for the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and the installation of onshore pipeline in Italy. The scope of work includes two lots: Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the PRT and the EPC of an approximately 8-kilometre long, 36-inch diameter pipeline connecting the project's offshore pipeline at the landfall with the PRT. The ITT is open to the companies who have pre-qualified following the contract notice TAP launched in March 2015.

TAP plans to award both contracts by the end of 2015.

Knut Steinar Kvindesland, Senior Contract and Procurement Manager at TAP said: “TAP continues to build on the momentum of the procurement of goods and services. The ITTs for offshore line pipes and onshore construction in Italy are two of the major supply packages for the TAP project.”

The next Invitation to Tender that TAP will issue during the summer is for the manufacturing and delivery of fittings, isolating joints and scraper traps. By the end of 2015, TAP will also launch Invitations to Tender for SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), Telecommunications and Security Systems as well as Fibre Optic Cable.

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) at 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 in early 2020.

TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).

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