Detail Engineering Design & Permitting Engineering for the Project “EPC Compressor Stations in Greece and Albania and a Metering Station in Albania”

Of Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will transport gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan via Greece and Albania and across the Adriatic Sea to southern Italy and further into Western Europe. The project is aimed at enhancing security of supply as well as diversification of gas supplies for the Europe-an markets. TAP will open a new so-called Southern Gas Cor-ridor to Europe and establish a new market outlet for natural gas from the Caspian Sea. The project is designed to expand transportation capacity from 10 to 20 bcm per year, depending on supply and demand. TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam S.p.A. (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagas (16%) and Axpo (5%).

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline starts near Kipoi on the border of Turkey and Greece, where it will seamlessly connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP). From there TAP will contin-ue onshore crossing the entire territory of Greece and Albania from east to west all the way to the Adriatic Sea coast.
The TAP route is approximately 878 kilometres in length (Ap-prox.: Greece 550 km; Albania 215 km; offshore Adriatic Sea 105km; Italy 8 km). TAP’s highest elevation point will be 1,800 meters in Albania’s mountains, while its lowest part offshore will be at 820 meters of depth.

Two compressor stations will be installed, one in Kipi (GCS00) and one in Fier, close to the Albanian landfall (ACS03). Ad-ditionally, a metering station (ACS02) will be installed at the Greek/Albanian border. Three Gas Turbine driven Compressor units (GTCs), of 15MW ISO power each, will be installed in each compressor station for the phase of 10 BCM annual flow rate. For the future upgrade to 20BCM annual flow rate, additional GTCs will be installed in the Compressor stations in Kipoi and Fier, while another compressor station will be required at the Greek/Albanian borders (ACS02) and another compressor station at Serres (Greece) (GCS01).

Provided Services

Permit and Detailed Engineering Services for two compressor sta-tions, one in Greece and one in Albania, and one metering station in Albania, as subcontractor of EPC CONTRACTOR JV Renco-Terna. Services include:

– Engineering Management & Coordination

– Permit Engineering:

  • Permit engineering services including definition of authority requirements, preparation of permit plan, preparation of permit application documentation, submission of file to Authorities and application follow up until permit aquisition.
  • Acquisition of outstanding permits in Greece and Albania
  • Update of Client permit engineering documentation
  • Provision of permitting managers acting on behalf of EPC CONTRACTOR

– Detail Engineering:

  • Architectural and passive fire protection design of buildings, station plot plans & landscaping and topographical survey and building coverage diagrams.
  • Soil seismic response analyses for all stations
  • Structural design of buildings, equipment foundations incl. compressor unit, pipe support foundations and steel structures
  • Civil design including site preparation and site temporary facilities design, earthworks, internal roads and paving, access road design, design of relocation of existing irrigation and drainage channels in Albania.
  • Mechanical design of building services including HVAC, water supply system, sewage, thermal insulation and energy efficien-cy, extinguishing system, Instrument air system, BMS.
  • Electrical design of building services including lighting, power supply and distribution, cabling, data & voice system, security system, fire & gas detection, earthing & lightning Pro-tection, as well audio visual alarm system.
  • Mechanical design of plant utilities including of hot water distribution, potable water supply, stormwater and contami-nated water sewage, irrigation and coordination of mechanical networks
  • Specifications & bill of quantities for the above

– Procurement Services related to scope of work:

  • Preparation of RFQ package documentation
  • Preparation of technical alignment and evaluation forms
  • Follow up supplier engineering package
  • Assistance to pre-commissioning and commissioning team

Project  Budget:  €2,500 million
Services  Implementation Period: 2016-2017