Engineering studies are currently ongoing for SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project, and crossings under the Dardanelle Strait and the Evros River, said a message posted on TANAP website.
The engineering studies are partly funded by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), established by the European Commission.
The scope of “Engineering Studies for TANAP SCADA System” includes all compressor stations, metering stations, block valve stations and the central control station, according to the message.
The “Detailed Engineering for Dardanelle Strait Crossing” includes engineering designs of the two pipelines and fiber-optic cables which will cross the Dardanelle Strait within the Sea of Marmara.
The “Detailed Engineering for Evros River Crossing” includes the pipeline crossing design of the Evros River which is located at the border between Turkey and Greece.
The key documentations for the SCADA designs have been completed and the Factory Acceptance Tests for the equipment are currently ongoing, according to the message.
The ground investigation works are underway for the Evros River Crossing designs, the message said. The current plan is to complete all the engineering studies before the end of 2017.
TANAP project envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field to the western borders of Turkey.
The length of TANAP is 1,800 kilometers with the initial capacity of 16 billion cubic meters. Around six billion cubic meters of the gas will be delivered to Turkey and the remaining volume will be supplied to Europe.
The gas will be delivered to Turkey in 2018 and after completion of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s construction the gas will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.
TANAP shareholders are Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR (58 percent), BOTAS (30 percent) and BP (12 percent).