CEVA to support TANAP Azerbaijan’s European natural gas pipeline


CEVA Logistics announced that it has signed a deal with Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Project (TANAP) to manage the logistics operations for the movement of giant pipes for its European natural gas pipeline.

TANAP aims to transport 16bn cu m of natural gas from the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan to Turkey, and to Europe through Turkey at an estimated cost of $10bn.

CEVA will provide ground transportation, in addition to contract logistics services, for the steel pipes, weighing 1.2m tons, from Ardahan to Edirne in Turkey, passing through 20 provinces over a distance of 1,850 km. The project is planned over three distinct phases and is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

Within the scope of the project 135,884 unit 1,422 mm and 1,219 mm steel pipes are required to be transported to key locations along the pipeline: The 1,422 mm pipes will be shipped between May 2015 and October 2016 and the 1,219 mm pipes between October 2015 and April 2017.

Fuat Adoran, Managing Director of CEVA in Turkey and Balkans said, “At CEVA we have global expertise and experience in transporting large, out-of-gauge items for large infrastructure projects. We have completed a similar project in the US with great success. Certainly, the size of TANAP as well as its significance for Turkey makes it a very strategic project for us. We are delighted to partner with TANAP and ensure that the all-important pipes arrive at the right place, at the right time.”

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