The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), operated by the Trans Adriatic Consortium, is a crucial development project that will transport natural gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe, allowing it to meet its continuing energy demand.
In July 2018, Online Electronics (OEL) were awarded a contract by Techfem S.p.A, an independent engineering and construction services company with expertise in several areas including pipeline systems, upstream facilities, and offshore installations.
This award and eventual project execution were notable moments for OEL due to the project significance, a pipeline specification that presented some challenges and the utilisation of new technologies and customised solutions.
TAP will be 878 km in length and will cross Northern Greece, Albania, and the Adriatic Sea before coming ashore in the Puglia region of Southern Italy.
Techfem were awarded a contract by Saipem to pre-commission the offshore section of the 36” pipeline between the coastlines of Albania and Southern Italy at water depths up to 810 metres. OEL provided pig tracking and pig signallers for the following offshore activities:
- Flood, Clean & Gauge (FCG)
- Wet Buckle Contingency