TANAP Doğalgaz İletim A.Ş. and ABB Elektrik Sanayi A.Ş. signed the contract
After the accomplishment of the tender process which started on February 6, 2015 with the participation of local and foreign shortlisted firms for the SCADA/Telecommunications System Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Works for the 1850-km long pipeline that will run through Turkey, the contract has been signed with ABB Elektrik Sanayi A.Ş.
Note to the Editor:
The ongoing success of Turkey’s and Azerbaijan’s shared project in the energy field, the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project continues. Historical fraternal bonds between the two countries are consolidated with the TANAP Project, a giant undertaking which will bring security to the world energy market.
On June 26 2012, the Intergovernmental Agreement and Host Government Agreement was signed, securing Turkey and Europe's natural gas supply from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz-2 gas field, which will make a major contribution to Turkey’s and the EU’s supply diversification of natural gas.
TANAP will run from the Turkish Georgian border, beginning in the Turkish village of Türkgözü in the Posof district of Ardahan, through 20 districts including Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan, Bayburt, Gümüşhane, Giresun, Sivas, Yozgat, Kırşehir, Kırıkkale, Ankara, Eskişehir, Bilecik, Kütahya, Bursa, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, and Tekirdağ ending at the Greek border in the İpsala district. From this point, it will be linked to the TAP Pipeline distributing natural gas to the EU. Two off take points for national natural gas transmission will be within Turkey, one in Eskişehir and the other in Thrace.
The first of four stages of the TANAP project will take place in 2018 with the initial gas stream. The pipeline will reach an annual capacity of 16 billion cubic meters; to increase to 24 billion cubic meters until the pipeline is expected to reach the targeted annual capacity of 31 billion. The TANAP Project will be the longest and largest natural gas pipeline yet realized within Turkish borders.