CEVA Logistics awarded gas pipeline contract
Company to be in charge of transportation of pipes for the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Project
CEVA Logistics announced Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to manage the logistics operations for the huge Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Project (TANAP).
CEVA will be in charge of the ground transportation and contract logistics work for the 1.2mn- tonne steel pipes stretching from Ardahan to Edirne in Turkey.
Within the scope of the project 135,884 unit 56 inch (1,422 mm) and 48 inch (1,219mm) steel pipes will need to be transported to key locations along the pipeline: the 56 inch pipes will be shipped between May 2015 and October 2016 and the 48 inch pipes between October 2015 and April 2017.
The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Project involves the construction of 1,850 km pipeline to supply gas from the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan to Turkey, and through Turkey to Europe.
Construction of the pipeline, which started in March 2015, will have three distinct phases and is expected to be completed in 2018.
Once completed, the $10bn pipeline is expected to transport over 16bn cubic meters of natural gas.
Fuat Adoran, managing director of CEVA for Turkey and the Balkans, said: “Certainly, the size of TANAP as well as its significance for Turkey makes it a very strategic project for us.
“We are delighted to partner with TANAP and ensure that the all-important pipes arrive at the right place, at the right time.”
CEVA provides logistics support to industrial and infrastructure projects in Turkey.