TAP Issues Contract Notice for Construction of Receiving Terminal in Italy
Amidst regional opposition in the Apulia region, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) issued a contract notice for the construction of the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and the installation of onshore pipeline in Italy on Wednesday.
TAP explained that the work will cover engineering, procurement and construction of the terminal and the 8-kilometre long pipeline connecting the terminal to the first dry weld at the landfall in Italy.
‘TAP is now in the market to secure EPC services for building the pipeline all the way from Kipoi, Greece, through to southern Italy. Our selection process remains transparent, rigorous and with particular an emphasis on meeting Health, Safety and Environment standards’ Knut Steinar, Kvindesland, Procurement Director at TAP, commented in a note.
The regional government of Apulia, whose environmental committee rejected the project, voiced concerns over the project, saying it is ready to do all it takes to stop the project that should arrive in Melendugno.
“The Apulia region will be forced to confirm its opposition, reserving the right to do all it takes” Nich Vendola, governor of Apulia, commented in a note released on Tuesday evening, after a meeting with the Italian government in Rome.
Earlier this month, TAP launched two pre-qualification contracts for the construction of the 105 km offshore pipeline section under the Adriatic Sea: one for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation works for the offshore section of the 36 inch pipeline between Albania and southern Italy; the second for supply of offshore line pipes and coating.