Saipem to install TAP offshore gas pipeline in Adriatic Sea

Offshore staff

SAN DONATO MILANESE, ItalySaipem will construct the offshore section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, designed to take gas from the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea to southern and central Europe.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, a joint venture between BP, SOCAR, Snam, Fluxys, Enagás, and Axpo, awarded the EPCI contract.

Saipem will install the final section of the gas line across the Adriatic Sea between Albania and Italy.

The workscope includes marine surveys; laying of the 105-km (65-mi), 36-in. pipeline in water depths of up to 820 m (2,690 ft), using the semisubmersible pipelay vessel Castoro Sei and the trench/pipelay barge Castoro 10; supply and installation of an offshore fiber-optic cable; pre-commissioning activities; and civil works at the landfalls in the two countries.

The landfall in San Foca, Puglia on Italy’s east coast will be constructed using micro-tunnelling technology.

Saipem will start the program this year.


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