Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Fluxys has a 19% share in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project. TAP is part of the Southern Gas Corridor which is to supply Europe with gas from Azerbaijan sourced at the Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea. TAP will connect with TANAP (Trans Anatolian Pipeline) near the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.


TAP is a key piece of infrastructure to diversify Europe’s gas supply. TAP has been designed in such a way that its capacity can easily be increased from 10 billion m³ per year to 20 billion m³ per year when new natural gas sources become available in future.

Against this backdrop, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council have given TAP the Project of Common Interest status, as part of the Trans-European Energy Infrastructure (TEN-E). In doing so, Europe has acknowledged that TAP is a high-priority project for cross-border transmission capacity and has recognised TAP’s role in opening the Southern Gas Corridor. The European Commission has also named TAP a Project of Energy Community Interest (PECI). This status is only awarded to those projects that will have the greatest positive impact on the largest possible number of suppliers.

Preparatory works began in 2015 with various bridges and roads being laid and adapted in Albania. Work to lay the pipeline has started in 2016.

> Visit the TAP website

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