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German EMS-Fehn-Group starts work on TAP

Thursday, April 21
Experts from several member companies of the German EMS-Fehn-Group have started their work on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the message of the EMS said.

The group, which consists of 19 companies with offices in various countries, is active in chartering, logistics, special transports, world-wide yacht transport, ship management (currently 19 vessels), stevedoring, terminal operations, warehousing, intra-logistics and crewing.

During the project, 130,000 tons of pipes will be shipped from Brake city (Germany) to the Albanian port of Durres and from there via a storage area to the building site, according to the message.

The first pipes were loaded in Brake March 21 and arrived in Durres eleven days later, the group said, adding that in total, 13 shipments are planned.

TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas and condensate field to the EU countries.

The 870-kilometer pipeline will be connected to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy's south.

TAP's initial capacity will be 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year, expandable to 20 billion cubic meters. (