The pipeline begins in the Turkish Posof district of Ardahan, runs through 20 provinces, 67 districts and 600 villages and reaches Europe at the Greek border in the Ipsala district of Edirne, was ready to deliver the 1st natural gas to Europe via Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on the border of Turkey and Greece from 1 July 2019.
TANAP is the most important link of the Southern Gas Corridor, designed to transport natural gas produced from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz-2 field initially to Turkey and onwards to Europe.
The legal framework for the TANAP project was established in 2012. The final investment decision on the project was adopted on 17 December 2013. The construction work began in 2015.
The 1st phase of TANAP from Turkish-Georgian border to Eskisehir was completed in June 2018. Its opening ceremony was held on 12 June 2018 and attended by the leaders of the two countries.
Transportation of the 1st commercial gas to Turkey began on 30 June, 2018. The 2nd phase of the project from Eskisehir to Turkish-Greek border was successfully completed by the end of June 2019.
The project’s investment cost was estimated at $11.7 when the final investment decision was made. Thanks to timely purchase decisions and maximising the management efficiency this figure has been revised down to less than $7 billion.
Around 1000 social and environmental projects have been implemented in the course of TANAP construction, which helped to achieve exemplary standards in pipeline quality, environment protection, health and safety of workers.
TANAP, which is now fully ready to transport natural gas to Europe, is the longest and widest natural gas pipeline in Turkey, Middle East and Europe.
TANAP stakeholders are Southern Gas Corridor, a joint venture of SOCAR (49%) and the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan (51%), BOTAS (30%), BP (12%) and SOCAR Turkey Energy A.S (7%).