TAP Receives Compound Development Permit in Albania

TAP Receives Compound Development Permit in Albania

The Compound Development Permit – Phase 1 for the Trans Adriatic Project (TAP) is approved by the Albanian National Territorial Council (KKT), chaired by Prime Minister, Edi Rama.

The Compound Development Permit – Phase 1 (CDC- Phase 1) is one of the most important permits granted to TAP AG by the Albanian authorities. It represents the permit which will authorise TAP AG to start its construction activities in Albania.

The CDP Phase 1 is approved by the National Territorial Council (KKT), the highest authority in the country for territorial planning, and follows the provisions of the Law on Territorial Planning, and the decision of the KKT for the approval of the National Sectorial Plan for TAP project on July 4, 2013.

This permit for the entire TAP pipeline system shall be followed by a second phase, during which the Compound Development Permit by the Ministry of Energy and Industry will be issued on an incremental basis for different sections and phases of the TAP pipeline system development in Albania.

The construction activities will start with the upgrade and construction of access roads and bridges in Albania in 2015 and this will be followed by the pipeline laying and construction of other facilities associated with this gas transportation infrastructure.

Press Release, April 8, 2014; Image: TAP