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TANAP begins construction of ambitious natural gas transmission project

20th March 2015

The TANAP (Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Project) was kicked off on Tuesday this week with a groundbreaking ceremony in eastern Turkey attended by the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia

The TANAP (Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Project) was kicked off on Tuesday this week with a groundbreaking ceremony in eastern Turkey attended by the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia
The TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) project, predicted to be complete by 2020, will then take the gas to Western Europe.

The project aims to connect Azerbaijan’s offshore gas fields to Turkish and European comsumers.

The 1,850 kilometre pipeline is indented to have an initial capacity of around 16 million cubic metres per year, ramping up to 31 bcm as production comes online.

Only six billion cubic metres will be delivered to Turkey, with the rest continuing on to European markets.

The project is estimated to cost EUR 10bn.

TANAP hopes to have gas supplies to turkey completed by 2018.

The TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) project, predicted to be complete by 2020, will then take the gas to Western Europe.

By 2023, TANAP’s capacity will rise to 23 bcm per year and then to 31 bcm by 2026, according to project executives.

“We plan to establish Turkey as the energy distribution hub of the region,” President Tayyip Erdogan said at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The Turkish government hads a 30 per cent stakle in the project, SOCAR (the Azeri-state oil and gas company) 58 per cent, and BP 12 per cent.

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