Construction of the Greek TAP gas pipeline section to be completed in November ’18

“The construction of the Greek section of the TAP gas pipeline, 550 km long, from the Evros Gardens to the Greek-Albanian border, in Kristalopigi, Kastoria, will be completed in November 2018,” project director for Greece, Katerina Papalexandri, said during a briefing on the progress of the works in Kastoria.

“Tests will be carried out by mid-2019, when hydrocarbon introduction will begin and in 2020 the project will be ready for commercial operation,” she added.

The pipeline will initially transport 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz reservoir to Europe, with a 20-billion-cubic capacity doubling prospective, and will be linked to three points (in Pella, Kastoria and Kozani) with the Greek gas system.