- The first is for the engineering, procurement and installation of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), telecommunications and security systems. The SCADA system will provide integrated and centralised continuous monitoring and control along the entire 878-kilometre gas transportation system. All data will be transmitted back to the supervisory control centre in the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) in southern Italy, overseeing the pipeline’s safe and sustainable operations.
- The second is for the supply and delivery of approximately 1,550 kilometres fibre optic cable. This will facilitate bi-directional communication feed from the pipeline and associated assets, such as compressor and block valve stations, to the supervisory control centre.
Both ITTs are open only to the companies who have pre-qualified following the contract notices TAP launched in September 2015. TAP plans to award the contracts for the fibre optical cable and SCADA system in the second quarter of 2016.
Ian Bradshaw, Managing Director at TAP, said: “TAP continues to build on the momentum of the procurement of goods and services. These ITTs are the final large package contracts to be awarded by TAP for project construction. TAP follows a rigorous tendering process, with a particular emphasis on meeting health, safety, security, environmental and social standards.”
For further information on TAP’s procurement process, please go to: http://www.tap-ag.com/project-opportunities/for-companies
About the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)
TAP will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. The 878 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%), Snam S.p.A. (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).
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