The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG has recently announced that it has started construction of the pipeline in Albania. TAP marked the occasion with an inauguration ceremony, which was attended by the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, the Minister of Energy and Industry, Damian Gjiknuri, and TAP’s Managing Director, Ian Bradshaw.
As one of the largest foreign investments in the country, TAP will have a positive impact on the country’s energy sector and will help encourage other foreign investments, the keynote speakers highlighted.
Bradshaw said: “TAP has made huge progress over these last few years and the evidence is what you see here today: steel pipes on the ground, heavy machinery in the background, right of way being cleared and trenches dug waiting for pipe to be laid. All this, with many hundreds of thousands of safe hours worked.”
TAP’s construction progress to date in Albania includes 23 km of right-of-way cleared, 12 km of pipe strung, 8 km of pipe welded, 56% of pipes delivered alongside over 94% of access roads and bridges being completed.
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