Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG has launched its pre-qualification process for the engineering, procurement, installation and management (EPIM) of telecommunications and security systems. These elements will create a global network connecting the different pipeline technologies in TAP’s host countries, including the fibre optic network, the data centres in Italy and Switzerland, the compressor stations in Greece and Albania, etc.
TAP’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Director Pierluca Ferrari said: “While the TAP project is more than 70% completed, we continue to ensure that the pipeline will be ready to safely transport Shah Deniz II gas to Europe. The telecommunications and security systems global network will play a key role in testing the pipeline and its assets along the 878km route and ensuring the infrastructure is ready for operations in 2020.”
More details about the scope of work can be found here. Interested companies can submit an expression of interest (Eol) by filling out this questionnaire and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the pre-qualification stage, TAP will issue the related Invitations to Tender (ITT) in the second quarter of 2018. The contract is expected to be awarded in the third quarter of 2018.