As part of its pre-qualification process for potential suppliers, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued its next contract notice in the Official Journal of the EU, the EU Gazette.
TAP will construct an 870km-long high-pressure natural gas pipeline and associated infrastructure across Greece, Albania and Adriatic Sea coming ashore in Southern Italy. The scope of this particular supply contract will include manufacturing, testing and delivery of large diameter ball valves: approximately 8” of 36” (class 900) valves and 46” of 48” (class 600) valves. The potential suppliers need to demonstrate their ability to meet TAP’s quality requirements and supply necessary volumes in accordance with the pipeline’s development schedule.
Only a selected number of pre-qualified companies will be invited to participate in the subsequent tendering stages of the TAP’s procurement process for large diameter valves. The current pre-qualification is the fifth announced by TAP since May this year. Subsequent contract notices to be issued by TAP will include the pre-qualification of companies supplying steel line pipes for the onshore sections of TAP, followed by pre-qualification of companies, providing offshore pipeline construction services.