Welding work within TANAP project underway in Turkey

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The work on constructing the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) continues in Turkey, Parahaberi newspaper reported July 28.

Currently, work on welding 56-inch pipes is underway as part of the project.

TANAP project envisages transportation of gas of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field from the Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey.

The groundbreaking ceremony for TANAP was held March 17 in Turkey’s Kars province with participation of Azerbaijani, Turkish and Georgian presidents.

TANAP’s initial capacity is expected to reach 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Around six billion cubic meters of this gas will be delivered to Turkey and the rest of the volume to Europe. Turkey will obtain gas in 2018, while Europe will get it in early 2020 after the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is constructed.

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