The pipeline will compete with the Russian-built TurkStream pipeline for the supply of gas to Turkey, as well to southern Europe in the near future.
The pipeline forms part of the Southern Gas Corridor, an EU project designed to lessen dependence on gas imports from Russia.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has approved crucial US$500 million financing for a pipeline to bring Azeri gas from the Caspian Sea to the EU.
TAP AG has invested €1 million in energy-focused postgraduate programmes in western Macedonia, Greece.
Volvo Construction Equipment will supply its rotating pipelines for the Trans Anatolian natural gas pipeline project.