The new phase of construction of Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) has started in Turkey’s west, Ihlas news agency reported Dec.14.
The new phase envisages construction of the pipeline’s 68 km section and it is planned to complete the work within six months.
The steel pipes produced in Turkey are delivered from the country’s Osmaniye province to Bandirma port via railway and are transported to the logistics center in Gonen district of Balikesir province.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field to the western borders of Turkey. The length of TANAP is 1,800 kilometers with the initial capacity of 16 billion cubic meters.
Around six billion cubic meters of this gas will be delivered to Turkey and the remaining volume will be supplied to Europe.
The gas will be delivered to Turkey in 2018, and after completion of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline’s construction, the gas will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.