President of TAP AG, a company in charge of the construction and operation of Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline (TAP), Walter Peeraer said at the Caspian International Oil & Gas Conference in Baku that the construction of the offshore section of TAP will start in 2019.
Peeraer said that more than 90 % of the pipes have been welded, while 78 % of the pipes have already been laid, adding that the construction of a 105 kilometers-long offshore section of the pipeline will start in 2019. He also noted that the Italian Saipem is engaged in preparatory activities for construction of micro-tunnels in southern Italy and Albania and that TAP AG plans to invest 55 million euros in Greece, Albania and Italy in the framework of social projects.
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