- The joint venture comprised of Enereco S.p.a. and Max Streicher S.p.a. has been awarded the contract for the onshore pipeline in Italy, which will connect the project offshore section at the landfall with the PRT.
- Renco S.p.a. has been awarded the contract for the Pipeline Receiving Terminal, which is the final element connecting TAP to the Snam Rete Gas network. In addition to receiving natural gas, the PRT will also host the Supervisory Control Centre (SCC).
Ian Bradshaw, Managing Director at TAP, said: “Congratulations to Renco S.p.a. as well as the Enereco S.p.a. and Max Streicher S.p.a. joint venture for their strong bids, which best met our high technical standards and health, safety and environmental criteria. I also want to thank all companies who participated in this rigorous tendering round. In addition to further securing local employment, we hope this appointment will help boost indirect benefits and investment in Italy.”
Renco S.p.A., an Italian company founded in 1979, provides a wide variety of services including engineering and construction for energy, oil & gas and civil infrastructures sectors.
Enereco is an engineering company, established in 1988. The technological skills of the company’s multidisciplinary teams cover the design of plants and infrastructures for production and transportation in the energy field. Max Streicher S.p.a. is the Italian subsidiary of Streicher Group. The team has a well-established position in the pipeline and plant construction sector in Italy, including work on major oil and gas projects with Snam Rete Gas and ENI’s Group.
This year TAP has awarded several contracts: construction and rehabilitation of access roads and bridges in Albania (April 2015), large diameter ball valves and actuators (July 2015), turbo compressors (September 2015), fittings, isolating joints and scraper traps (October 2015), 270km onshore line pipe and bends (October 2015) as well as 495km of onshore line pipes (November 2015).
For further information on TAP’s procurement process and the contracts that it plans to award, 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 approximately 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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