TAP pipeline construction to begin next year

June 5, 2014

The construction work on the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will start next year, TAP's Managing Director Kjetil Tungland said on June 4 at the 21st Caspian International Oil & Gas Exhibition in Baku, Azernews has reported.

"We are now in the stage of securing access to the lands. The next step will be singing the necessary contracts. We will start inviting contractors for bids this summer," he said.

Tungland also noted it is important to develop the whole Southern Gas Corridor chain step by step.

"The TAP examines all supply opportunities, and Italy is not the only market in the supply chain," he added. "Italy is interconnected with other European gas markets and it is important that these interconnections are in place."

Copyright: Azernews, 2014