TAP Awards Turbo Compressors Contract to Siemens
02 September 2015
Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded the contract for the supply of six gas turbine turbo compressor units to Siemens AG. Half of these items will be installed in TAPís compressor station near Kipoi, in Greece, and the remaining half at TAPís compressor station near Fier, in Albania.
Ian Bradshaw, Managing Director at TAP, said: "I want to thank all those companies who participated in this tendering round. Following a rigorous evaluation and bidding process, Siemens was selected for their expertise, know-how and robust safety track record in providing highly reliable gas turbine turbo compressor units, which are an integral piece of our pipeline.Ē
The turbo compressors contract award concludes TAPís pre-qualification process (launched in June 2014), followed by bid assessments from the shortlisted companies that met TAPís rigorous pre-qualification criteria.
Siemens AG is one of the worldís largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. As of September 30, 2014, Siemens had around 343,000 employees in more than 200 countries.
In April 2015, TAP awarded its first major contract, for the construction of access roads and bridges in Albania. In July 2015, TAP completed the tendering process for the supply of large diameter ball valves and actuators.
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.
TAPís routing can facilitate gas supply to several South Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and others. TAPís 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.
TAPís shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (19%), EnagŠs (16%) and Axpo (5%).