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First TAP turbo compressors delivered in Greece

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World Pipelines,

The first gas turbine turbo compressor units to be installed in TAP’s compressor station near Kipoi have been delivered to site via the Port of Piraeus, Athens.

On 17 October, the first turbine compressor unit was successfully offloaded and located onto the previously constructed concrete foundation within the compressor station. 

The turbo compressors were manufactured by Siemens in Germany and transported via ship from Antwerp, Belgium, through to the Piraeus port, and then by road to Kipoi in Greece. All in all, a three week journey.

The power of each of the three compressors to be installed at TAP’s Kipoi compressor station is 15 MW, which equals the power of approximately 26 Formula One cars.

They offer the best efficiency in their class. The out of gauge containers were transported by a local Greek transport company to site under strict safety controls. 

Works at TAP’s compressor station in Kipoi started in 2Q17 and are progressing according to schedule. 

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