Submission of the ESIA Amendment for the TAP project in Greece

Submission of the ESIA Amendment for the TAP project in Greece

At the end of 2014, EXERGIA prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Development an Amendment to the Decision of Approval of Environmental Terms for the TAP project in Greece. The ESIA Amendment, submitted in 17 December 2014, describes and assesses potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts related to a number of changes to TAP pipeline route.

The TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) project in its entirety, offers a new gas transportation route between the Caspian Region and Southern and Central Europe. TAP will transport gas via Greece and Albania, across the Adriatic Sea to southern Italy and further to Western Europe. The Project aims to enhance security of supply as well as to diversify gas supplies for European markets. In Greece, the TAP project stretches from Kipoi at the Turkish border, via Komotini, Nea Mesimvria (north-west of Thessaloniki) to the Albanian border near the village of Ieropigi, for a total of 543 km. The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the TAP project in Greece was submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC) in June 2013 and the project was granted a positive Decision on Approval of Environmental Terms in September 12, 2014.

EXERGIA works continuously for the TAP project in Greece since 2010, and has taken part in all stages of project definition and environmental permitting, i.e. route refinement, Scoping Report, Preliminary ESIA and ESIA.

Last update: 15 Jan 2015