Foundation of TANAP’s Turkish part to be laid today

Baku: Foundation stone of TANAP’s Turkish part will be laid today.

APA-Economics reports that the groundbreaking ceremony is expected to be attended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish President Recep Tayyop Erdogan.

Gas transportation within the TANAP is expected to be started in 2018. The planned capacity of the pipeline would be 16 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year at initial stage and would be increased later up to 23 billion cubic metres and 31 billion cubic metres.

Trans Anatolia Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) Project intends for the transportation of the natural gas to be produced in Shah Deniz 2 field and other fields of Azerbaijan through Turkey to Europe. The project is planned to begin from Georgia-Turkey border and go through the provincial borders of Ardahan, Kars, Erzurum, Bayburt, Gümüshane, Erzincan, Sivas, Yozgat, Kırıkkale, Ankara, Eskisehir, Bilecik, Kütahya, Bursa, Balıkesir, Canakkale, Tekirdağ, Edirne and connect with TAP in this point.

According to contracts signed in Ankara on Oct.14, Turkish companies will deliver 80% of pipes for TANAP. Within the Trans-Anadolu gas pipeline (TANAP), which will transported natural gas produced from “Shah Deniz-2” to Turkey and through this country to Europe, TANAP Doğal Gaz Iletim A.Ş. signed an agreement with three companies.

According to agreement, 375 km-part (Erdahan-Posof-Turkgozu-Erzurum-Askala) will be constructed by Fernas Construction Company, 375-825 km-part (Erzurum-Askala-Sivas-Yildizeli) by Sicim-Yuksel-Akkord, and 825-1,334 km-part (Sivas-Yildizeli-Eskisheher-Seyidgazi) by Tekfen Insaat ve Tesisat A.S Company.

The tender announced in April of 2014 regarding construction of 1,337 km-part of the pipeline from Georgian border to Eskisheher has been joined by 15 local and foreign companies.

The construction of the Trans Anadolu Gas Pipeline (TANAP) has been estimated to cost $10-$11 billion,

TANAP shareholders: The Southern Gas Corridor (58%), BOTAS (30%), BP (12%).

SOURCE: Azeri-Press News Agency