Malaysia’s SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad company has won the tender for the purchase of fiber optic cables and implementation of construction works in Turkey’s Dardanelles (Canakkale) Strait within the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project.
The relevant agreement has already been signed between TANAP Consortium and SapuraKencana, Turkish media reported July 27.
The tender for the construction of the 18-kilometer offshore section of TANAP was announced in 2015. Six companies - Micoperi S.r.l., MRTS-Fernas Insaat AS Joint Venture, Saipem S.p.A, Swiber Offshore Construction Pte Ltd, TL Offshore Sdn. Bhd. (SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad) and Valentine Maritime LTD Honeywell AS participated in the tender.
TANAP project, worth $9.2 billion, envisages transportation of gas of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field from Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey. The gas will be delivered to Turkey in 2018, and after completion of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s (TAP) 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).