TAP starts rehabilitating another road segment in Albania

  24 April 2018    Read: 1007
TAP starts rehabilitating another road segment in Albania

In April 2018, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) started the rehabilitation of another 4.5 km road segment connecting Bilisht with Vishocica in Albania, TAP AG consortium said.

The road will enable farmers in this region to reach the markets of Bilisht and Korça easier, faster and safer, according to the message from the consortium.

“TAP and its contractor have already started the complete rehabilitation of the road connecting the town of Bilisht with the village of Vishocica and which leads further to the TAP Metering Station. A total of approximately 5,000 residents of the Vishocica, Dobranj, Kurrila, Trestenik, Miras, Kapshtica and Bracanj villages will benefit from this rehabilitated road,” said TAP AG.

In cooperation with the Albanian Government and authorities, during the first phase of access road and bridges rehabilitation in Albania, TAP rehabilitated approximately 58 km of roads, built two new bridges, and rehabilitated 40 existing ones. In the meantime, the second phase for the improvement of some 120 km of road infrastructure is approximately 87 percent complete.

TAP project, worth 4.5 billion euros, is one of the priority energy projects for the European Union (EU). The project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz Stage 2 to the EU countries.

Connecting with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Greek-Turkish border, TAP will cross Northern Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before coming ashore in Southern Italy to connect to the Italian natural gas network.

The project is currently in its construction phase, which started in 2016.

Once built, TAP will offer a direct and cost-effective transportation route opening up the vital Southern Gas Corridor, a 3,500-kilometer long gas value chain stretching from the Caspian Sea to Europe.

TAP shareholders include BP (20 percent), SOCAR (20 percent), Snam S.p.A. (20 percent), Fluxys (19 percent), Enagás (16 percent) and Axpo (5 percent).

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