Pipelines, Storage & Power

TAP open to downsized second phase

The company developing the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline has said it is flexible on the capacity of its second phase, suggesting the expansion may be significantly less than 10 bcm/y The company developing the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline has said it is flexible on the capacity of its second phase, suggesting the expansion may be significantly less than 10 bcm/y.
By Silvia Favasuli 1 February 2019 0 33896
Construction work on TAP in Albania in 2016. (TAP AG)

The developer of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is taking a flexible approach to increasing the project’s capacity beyond its initial 10 billion cubic metres per year.

The company originally planned to double the pipeline’s capacity once it came online in 2020. But Managing Director Luca Schieppati said TAP AG would consider expanding the pipeline by less than the previously targeted volume depending on the results of a market test it plans to hold in mid-2019.

While capacity under the project’s first phase was booked exclusively by State...