TAP launches compressor station tenders for Greece, Albania

The TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) consortium developing an infrastructure project to carry natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, via Greece, Albania, and the Adriatic Sea, has launched two separate tenders, one in Greece and the other in Albania, for the construction of gas compressor stations. A list of qualifying finalists, following a preliminary stage in the competition, may submit bids.

The tender for the Greek project invites bidders to submit offers for the gas compressor’s entire development process, from design to construction, in the Kipi region, northwestern Greece.

The plans and specifications of the compressor stations will need to cater to the pipeline’s initial capacity requirements of ten billion cubic meters of natural gas, annually, from Shah Deniz II, a major Azeri source, to Europe, while also offering adaptability for a future increase to twenty billion cubic meters.

The TAP pipeline’s construction is expected to begin in 2016. The highest altitude it will encounter will be 1,800 meters, in Albania, while the pipeline will also cut through numerous roads and rivers.

The TAP contracts for the project’s two compressor stations are expected to be awarded in the second half of 2015.

“Participants invited to submit offers for the compressor stations were selected afer passing a demanding preliminary selection process,” noted Knut Steinar Kvindesland, TAP’s Procurement Director.

Detailed information on TAP tender procedures and contracts planned to be awarded at future dates is available at http://www.tap-ag.com/project-opportunities/for-companies.