The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded the contracts for the engineering, procurement and construction of approximately 760km of cross-country onshore pipeline in Greece and Albania.
TAP’s construction is split into five sections. Three are in Greece and two in Albania.
The joint venture comprised of Bonatti S.p.A (Italy) and J&P AVAX S.A (Greece) has been awarded the EPC contract for two lots in northern Greece. The sections cover approximately 360 km of pipeline, stretching between Kavala and Ieropigi (Albanian border).
SPIECAPAG has been awarded the EPC contract for a 185 km lot in Greece, between Kipoi and Kavala, as well as two lots in Albania (215km in total), stretching from Bilisht to Topoje.
Selected mobilisation of the EPC contractors will continue in 2Q16. The project is anticipated to begin construction activities mid-2016.
Ian Bradshaw, Managing Director at TAP, commented: “The contracts for the construction of our pipeline’s onshore section are the largest that TAP will award. I want to congratulate Bonatti S.p.A, J&P AVAX S.A and SPIECAPAG for submitting bids that are not only technically robust and competitive but also in line with the highest standards and industry best practice.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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