Pipelines, Storage & Power

TAP belts up for bumpy ride in 2018

Political protests and forthcoming elections in Italy risk delaying construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Political protests and forthcoming elections in Italy risk delaying construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.
By Silvia Favasuli 16 January 2018 0 29111
Italian pipeline sections Sections of pipeline in Italy. (Snam Rete Gas)

Construction work on Italy’s section of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been problematic, and so far 2018 does not look as if it will be any smoother.

Pipes have yet to be laid for the onshore or offshore sections of the pipeline. The project developer, TAP AG, is focusing on building a jacking station 800 metres from the coast in San Foca, part of the municipality of Melendugno. The jacking station will function as a hub for boring a microtunnel to link the onshore and offshore...