Work has begun on the submarine section - about 105 km - of the trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP), which will link the Albanian segment with the Italian one. According to the work schedule, the submarine installation should be completed next year.
The inauguration ceremony
For this event, yesterday an inauguration ceremony was organized where the prime minister, Edi Rama, the minister of infrastructure and energy, Damian Gjiknuri, the mayor of Fier, Armando Subashi, as well as the representative of the TAP.
Prime Minister Rama and Minister Gjiknuri said they were happy with the progress of the pipeline work so far. Likewise, they emphasized the strength of the partnership between Albania and TAP, and the strategic importance of the project.
"This is another important step towards the construction of the TAP, and its commissioning by the 2020. It is one of the projects with the greatest strategic importance that is being built in Europe.
Today, more than 80% of the works have been completed and we are proud that all these fit in perfectly with our roadmap."- said Luca Schieppati, managing director of TAP.
"This is the first time that such engineering works are carried out in Albania. The steel tubes will be welded at sea, at 810 meters deep, thanks to the use of the latest technologies. ”- added John Haynes, director of the TAP project.
TAP's manager for Albania, Malfor Nuni, thanked the Albanian government for the support shown to the project:
"During our trip to Albania we established stable relationships with the communities near the pipeline, which provided us with their hospitality.
We have established strong and lasting relationships with them, based on mutual trust and transparency. We are very proud of our social investments aimed at improving the quality of life of these communities. "
Saipem Society is the company responsible for the engineering, construction and maintenance of the marine section of the project. A total of about 10 ships will be involved in the construction and installation.
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Posted by Damian Gjiknuri on Saturday, October 20, 2018
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