In February 2014, I was solicited by WorleyParsons to assist their tendering effort to secure the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services to TANAP, and after a period of successful negotiations in which I played an active role the contract was awarded to them in May. WorleyParsons nominated me for the Construction Director’s position on the project and I was formerly accepted by TANAP. I was responsible and accountable for the entire execution phase of the project including development of the EPCM construction management team.

This 5 year contract is for the provision of project management, co-ordination, planning, design, engineering, construction management, contracting, procurement, project controls and other services for construction of the new pipeline and pipeline facilities including compressor stations.

TANAPTANAP is predicted to carry 16 Bcm of gas a year from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz II field in the Caspian Sea, one of the world’s largest gas fields, which is being developed by a BP-led consortium. The pipeline will run from the Turkish-Georgian border to Turkey’s border with Bulgaria and Greece.

The 1,841km Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project which has an estimated total project cost of USD 11.7 billion. TANAP is designed to transport Caspian natural gas from the Georgian-Turkish border to Turkey’s western border with Greece. Initially it will carry production from Azerbaijan’s

TANAP will connect with the 870 km long Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, which will transport natural gas from the Shah Deniz II field to Europe.

Shah Deniz Stage 2 project. The onshore pipeline consists of 1,370 km of 56-inch and 470 km of 48-inch diameter pipelines divided into 4 separate Lots, after a robust tendering and evaluation period the each Lot has been awarded under separate construct only contracts to 4 contracting entities.

In addition, EPCM services included oversight of the early works construction programme to construct 6no. 850 man camps to facilitate accelerated contractor mobilisation and early in-field construction expected to start in April 2015l, and to be completed by the end of 2018 in order to start deliveries of gas from Shah Deniz II to Europe in 2019.

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