TANAP names joint venture for pipe’s onshore section construction
ISTANBULThe Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) project consortium has defined a joint venture composed of India’s Punj Lloyd and Turkey’s Limak Holding to build a 459-kilometer section of the pipeline from Turkey’s Eskişehir province to the border with Greece.
“The joint venture will carry out construction of a 48-inch, 459-km section of the 1,850-km long TANAP pipeline, starting from Eskişehir, passing through the cities of Bilecik, Kütahya, Bursa, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Tekirdağ and Edirne, ending in Edirne’s Ipsala district on the Turkish-Greek border,” the TANAP consortium said in a written statement on Jan. 25.
A total of 11 local and foreign companies were found qualified to bid and invited to the tender on June 8, 2015, according to the statement.
Three other companies - Fernas Construction, the Sicim-Yüksel-Akkord consortium and Tekfen Construction - are the contractors for the construction of the onshore portion of the TANAP, with a length of around 1,400 kilometers. They will build the section of the gas pipeline to Eskişehir.
The initial capacity of the TANAP is expected to be 16 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz II field in the Caspian Sea, one of the world’s largest gas fields developed by a BP-led consortium, annually and will be gradually increased to 31 bcm. Around 6 bcm of gas will be delivered to Turkey, while the remainder will be supplied to Europe.