Salzgitter Mannesmann Inlt wins contract in TAP project
Salzgitter Mannesmann International, a German company, won an international tender for the supply of pipes to build the TAP natural gas pipeline linking Greece, Albania and Italy, with a length of 270 km.
The contract covers both the land and sub-sea part of the pipeline. Salzgitter was founded in 1859 and in 2014 its sales totaled 9.0 billion euros. It employs 25,000 workers.
Ian Bradshaw, chief executive of the consortium to build and operate the TAP project, construction works in three countries (Greece, Albania and Italy) were expected to begin in 2016.
The TAP pipeline will have a total length of 878 km, stretching from the Greek-Turkish borders to the Italian shores in Adriatic Sea.
The tenders for the remaining sectors of the pipeline project were expected to be completed soon.
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