• TAP: safely and swiftly

TAP: safely and swiftly

26 July 2017

TAP: safely and swiftly

A year ago, we announced the involvement of A.Hak in the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). This gas transport pipeline begins at the Turkish-Greek border, where it joins the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP). From there it goes onshore to the coast of Albania, to continue to the Adriatic coast in Italy with an offshore pipeline.

Together with Spiecapag, A.Hak International constructs the Albanian segment of the 48" pipeline. This part of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline is 215 km long, about a quarter of the total length of 878 km. The work is progressing well. After one year of construction of this megaproject, the TAP organization announced that 22% of the pipes in Greece and Albania are constructed. In Albania the percentage is even higher. About 85 of the 215 km has already been constructed, including two horizontal directional drillings. TAP further states that the number of incidents involving lost-time incidents or LTIs remains far below international standards.

Work on the TAP pipeline is not without challenges. The route comprises a large number of river crossings as well as mountainous terrain with steep slopes of up to 30%. Therefore, later in the project, cable cranes will be used to transport the pipe segments to higher altitudes. Because the surface is rock in many places, blasting will be required. 

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