The Field Products and Service line of ROSEN will provide effective equipment for pre-commissioning activities to SPIECAPAG (France) by suppling 48’’ pre-commissioning tools, tracking equipment, as well as accessories to be used for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). ROSEN’s pre-commissioning tools have been recognized in the industry as a superior and competitive product, with excellent cleaning and dewatering performance. The equipment provided will be applied in the new pipeline in both Greece and Albania.
During the pipeline manufacturing process, oils, greases, protective coatings and mill scale can have an impact on pipe wall surfaces. Therefore it is important removing these materials before the pipeline is put into service. Equally important in the pre-commissioning process are dewatering activities. This process can optimize and potential reduce drying time ultimately saving costs, if done effectively.
Natural gas from the Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan will be transported by the 878km long Trans Adriatic Pipeline to Europe. Before coming ashore in Southern Italy, the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) will be connected by TAP at the Turkish Greek border, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea. SPIECAPAG was selected by TAP in March 2016 as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for a 185km lot in Greece as well as two lots in Albania (215km in total).