Intertek awarded pipe inspection contract for TANAP pipeline

Intertek awarded pipe inspection contract for TANAP pipeline
16:22 24 Aprel 2015
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.24
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, was recently awarded a two-year contract by Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline to provide quality assurance, technical inspection and pipe testing services during manufacture of the line pipe in Turkey, said the message posted on the company’s website.

Igor Obodan, Regional Director of Intertek, said that securing this work further demonstrates the strength of Intertek’s highly regarded technical services capabilities.

“Our experienced group of inspectors and technical specialists headed by Dilek Yalcin, Director of Intertek Kalite Servisleri Ltd Sirketi, will support the client’s commitment to quality and safety throughout this very important stage of the project,” he said.

Obodan added that the quality and integrity of the line pipe is vital for ensuring the safe operation of the pipeline as well as minimizing flow or contamination risks to the product that is delivered through it.

“We look forward to working together with TANAP over the coming years,” said the regional director.

Dilek Yalcın, Director of Intertek Turkey & Azerbaijan, said: “Intertek is proud to be awarded this significant and prestigious contract and we are pleased to contribute to the success of this highly strategic project.”

The TANAP project envisages the transportation of gas of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field from the Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey.

TANAP’s initial capacity is expected to reach 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year, with the possibility of increasing to 31 billion cubic meters per year in the future.

The project’s cost is estimated at $10-$11 billion.

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