Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has issued two new Invitations to Tender (ITT). • The first is for the engineering, procurement and installation of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), telecommunications and security systems. The SCADA system will provide integrated and centralised continuous monitoring and control along the entire 878-kilometre gas transportation system. All data will be transmitted back to the supervisory control centre in the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) in southern Italy, overseeing the pipeline’s safe and sustainable operations.
• The second is for the supply and delivery of approximately 1,550 kilometres fibre optic cable. This will facilitate bi-directional communication feed from the pipeline and associated assets, such as compressor and block valve stations, to the supervisory control centre.
Both ITTs are open only to the companies who have pre-qualified following the contract notices TAP launched in September 2015. TAP plans to award the contracts for the fibre optical cable and SCADA system in the second quarter of 2016.
Ian Bradshaw, Managing Director at TAP, said: “TAP continues to build on the momentum of the procurement of goods and services. These ITTs are the final large package contracts to be awarded by TAP for project construction. TAP follows a rigorous tendering process, with a particular emphasis on meeting health, safety, security, environmental and social standards.”