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New operations director joint TAP AG

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The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has appointed Ricardo Ruiz Nuñez as its new Operations Director.

Nuñez joins TAP with almost 20 years of experience in the management, development and implementation of operational strategies, working for various Enagás facilities throughout his career. He joins TAP from Compañia Operadora de gas del Amazonas in Peru, where he worked as Chief Operations Officer since 2015.

In this role he managed the operation of natural gas and natural gas liquids of the Camisea Project – one of the most complex pipeline transportation systems in the world. Prior to this, Nuñez worked as Asset Manager for the LNG Terminal Altamira in Mexico, where he managed the overall operations of the Terminal.

Nuñez has also held various positions at the LNG Terminal in Barcelona, where he worked between 2002 - 2011. His roles here included working as Operations Manager between 2010 - 2011, where he managed the operational activities in line with LNG best practice, whilst also leading the commissioning and start-up of the two new LNG full containment tanks of 150 000 m3 each. Additional positions that Nuñez has held during his time at the LNG Terminal in Barcelona include working as Maintenance Manager, HSSE Manager and Shift Supervisor.

Before working as Process Operator at the Huelva LNG Terminal between 2000 - 2002, Nuñez was a University Professor at the University of Huelva.

TAP Managing Director Luca Schieppati, said: “I am very pleased that Ricardo is joining TAP. He brings a wealth of experience in the management of operations and maintenance as TAP progresses the project towards being ready to receive Shah Deniz II gas – a much-needed new source of energy into the European energy network – in 2020.”

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