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TAP issues invitation to tender for Supply of Gas Turbine Turbo Compressor Units

11 dicembre 2014

Baar, Switzerland. Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG’s (TAP) procurement process moves forward as it issues its next Invitations to Tender (ITT) for the supply of six gas turbine turbo compressor units. These will be used for the installation in TAP’s two compressor stations in Greece and Albania. The ITTs have been issued as two separate packages – one for Greece and one for Albania.  

The scope for each of the two contracts covers the delivery and installation of  three new-build – approximately 15 Mega Watts ISO – gas turbine turbo compressors, including auxiliary equipment. The compressor station facilities are separate contracts and were issued for tender on the 25 November 2014.

Knut Steinar Kvindesland, Procurement Director at TAP said: “The gas turbine turbo compressor units are an integral piece of kit needed for the construction of TAP’s compressor stations. The compressor units will be provided by TAP as “Company Provided Items” to the EPC contractor(s) for the compressor stations. TAP has followed a rigorous prequalification process for the bidders who have been invited to tender. The bidders’ ability to meet TAP’s high standards on Health, Safety and Environment and ability to demonstrate a zero harm policy have and will be key in selecting bidders.”

For further information on TAP’s procurement process and the contracts that it plans to award, please go to:

If you are a subcontractor and are interested in working for one of the companies that TAP selects for its contracts, please go to to register your details, which will be passed on to companies invited to tender in TAP’s procurement process.


About the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)

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) near the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy. 
TAP’s routing can facilitate gas supply to several South Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and others. TAP’s landfall in Italy provides multiple opportunities for further transport of Caspian natural gas to some of the largest European markets such as Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland and Austria. 

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%).

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