TAP Submits Single Authorization Application in Italy
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has submitted its Single Authorization application to the Ministry of Economic Development in Italy. The submission is a key step towards obtaining the final permits and authorizations for construction and operation of TAP’s gas pipeline in Italy.
The Italian Ministry will henceforth consult with municipal, provincial, regional and central authorities; a process that will be conducted in parallel with TAP’s Environmental Impact Assessment process which was launched earlier in 2011 and which complies with the world-leading EBRD guidelines for environmental and social protection.
Kjetil Tungland, Managing Director of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, commented: “This constitutes another key submission from TAP in recent months towards obtaining final permits in all our host countries, allowing TAP to initiate construction and operation to bring Caspian gas from Shah Deniz into European markets (expected in 2017/2018).”
Source: TAP, September 9, 2011;