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Commissioning Support Services

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Project

Project TAP 1
879 km pipeline through Greece, Albania and Italy
Location: Greece, Albania, Italy
Duration: 2019 - 2020
Operator/Client: Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG
Scope: Multi-disciplinary commissioning support services

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will transport natural gas from the Greek/Turkish border, via Albania and across the Adriatic Sea, to Italy’s southern Puglia region and further to Western Europe. The initial capacity will be 10 bcm/y, with future capacity expansion of up to a maximum 20 bcm/y.

The entry point of the TAP pipeline is near Kipoi (East Macedonia and Thrace region, Greece), where the gas will arrive through the planned TANAP Pipeline, which crosses the entire breadth of Turkey. The exit point of the TAP pipeline is near Melendugno in the province of Lecce (Apulia region, Italy), where the pipeline system will be tied in with Snam Rete Gas (SRG) network. The total length of the pipeline is approximately 879 km.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) awarded Kent the contract for Commissioning Support Services for the onshore section of the project, covering commissionable sections of the pipeline and stations across Greece, Albania, and Italy.

We started to mobilise the first members of the commissioning team to site in June 2019 and within a couple of months the team were operational on four separate sites across Albania and Greece. The commissioning team deployed to this project undertook an oversight, inspection and assurance role to ensure the technical delivery teams working for the EPC Contractor executed quality works.

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