Minister calls for maximum local firm involvement in TAP development

Greece’s Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis has urged for maximum participation by Greek companies in the development of the local segment of TAP (Trans-Adriatic Pipeline), during a meeting with the pipeline’s country manager in Greece, Rikard Scoufias.

The minister underlined the importance of contracting as many Greek firms as possible for the local development of the pipeline project, to transmit Azeri natural gas to Europe via Greece.

Lafazanis stressed the need for equal treatment of Greek companies in tenders held by TAP-AG, the project’s consortium, while also noting that numerous local firms possess the ability to offer reliable work and services at competitive prices.

The meeting was also attended by Greece’s Secretary-General for Energy and Mineral Raw Materials, Apostolos Alexopoulos.