Technip wins TAP project management contract

EPC firm to provide consultancy for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline

The project is aimed at improving Europe energy security.
The project is aimed at improving Europe energy security.

Technip has been awarded a contract for a project designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan to the European market, the company said on Monday.

The deal was signed with Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a joint venture between BP and five other oil operators, and will see the EPC firm provide project management consultancy services for the construction of a 870 km gas network.

The pipeline will start from the tie-in with the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline portion of the Southern Gas Corridor project, at the Greece/Turkey border.

It will then go through Greece and Albania, to eventually cross subsea the Adriatic Sea to end in Puglia, Italy, where it will connect to the Italian natural gas network.

Technip said in a statement that the project is aimed at improving security of supply and diversifying gas resources in the European market.

"TAP will open a new route for natural gas from the Caspian Sea region. It is designed to transport 10 BCM/y(3) with a potential future expansion to 20 BCM/y, as more gas becomes available," the French EPC contractor added.

The PMC contract awarded to Technip will cover the onshore portion of the pipeline from Greece to Albania and in Italy.

The services will include the overall project and site management, procurement and subcontracting for all the EPC packages throughout the engineering, procurement and construction phases, as well as warranty management and the project close-out.

Completion of the project is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020. The services will be mainly performed at TAP’s headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, and Technip’s office in Rome, Italy. Other project centres will be operating in Greece, Albania and Italy.

Riccardo Moizo, senior vice president of Technip PMC, said: “This contract is an important milestone for Technip PMC. With this award, Technip will be able to reaffirm its strong project management capabilities, through the execution of a very prestigious project.”

Marco Villa, President of Technip Region B(4), commented: “We are excited to have been awarded this important project by TAP. This contract reflects TAP’s trust in our capabilities in delivering a key project for them.”.

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