Construction of offshore section of TAP gas pipeline completed

# 09:30
10 June 2020

Construction of the offshore section of the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline with the length of 105 kilometers, aimed at the transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, has successfully been completed, APA-Economics reports citing TAP Consortium.

This phase included the laying of 36 inches pipes by means of “Castoro Sei” barge owned by Italy’s Saipem Company, the installation of coast infrastructure and on-ground communication in the Albanian waters, as well as the testing of the facility in order to ensure its safety and readiness for operation.

The report says in middle of January, 2020, the pipes tested on board of “Castoro Sei” barge were continuously laid along bottom of the Adriatic Sea, from the Italian coast to Albania. 25 kilometers part of the pipes laid along bottom of the Adriatic Sea is situated in the Italian territorial waters, 43 kilometers part – in the international waters and 37 kilometers part – in the Albanian territorial waters. The deepest point of the pipeline is situated at the level that is approximately 810 meters lower than the sea level.