Albanian British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Faculty of Geology and Mining, and the Country Office & the Project Team of Trans Adriatic Pipeline – TAP Project organised the Lecture “TAP PROJECT IN ALBANIA – BUILDING NEW OPPORTUNITIES”.
TAP will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. The approximately 870 km long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.
TAP will promote the economic development and job creation along the pipeline route; it will be a major source of foreign direct investment and it is not dependent on grants or subsidies. With first gas sales to Georgia and Turkey targeted for late 2018, first deliveries to Europe will follow approximately a year later.
TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).
Mr. Karl Roberts, Project Manager Albania and Greece briefed the participants on the progress of the project. His inside into the difficulties and especially the decision making process on how to overcome issues in a timely meaner within the budget. The students found the information very interesting as the Faculty has still to include int he curricula the profile of project management.
Mr. Richard Anstey, Quality Manager Albania lectured on the supervision of the work of this project onshore and off shore. While the lecture of Mr. Andreas Diendorfer, Technical Coordinator on technical description, facts and how the new opportunities were build received the most of questions from the participants.
The Chamber will continue to promote the TAP project and the opportunities it brings to Albania, not only for the companies but for the young generation of engineers and professionals too.
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