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TAP boosts Albania’s safety standards in energy, transport

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Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has boosted Albania’s safety standards not only in energy, but also in construction and transport, said the message on the project’s Twitter page.

tapi1Earlier, a modern technology called horizontal directional drilling (HDD) was used for ensuring the crossing of the pipeline through Albania’s Seman river.

“Using a modern technology called horizontal directional drilling (HDD), the team avoided trenching, reduced excavation works to a minimum and limited impact on ecosystems. All in all, another first for Albania,” said TAP.

Commenting on the issue, the project manager for Albania Karl Roberts said that TAP will continue to apply the highest industry standards and best practice, working safely and with care for the environment, cultural heritage and the communities along the pipeline route.

TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas and condensate field to the EU countries.

The 870-kilometer pipeline will be connected to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy’s south.

TAP’s route through Albania will be approximately 215 km onshore and 37 km offshore in the Albanian section of the Adriatic Sea. It starts at Bilisht Qender in the Korca region at the Albanian border with Greece, and arrives at the Adriatic coast 17 km north-west of Fier, 400 meters inland from the shoreline.

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