Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) Project
Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project, TANAP, the aim of the project is to transport the natural gas produced at the Shah Deniz 2 Gas Field in the Caspian Sea of Azerbaijan and other fields in the south of the Caspian Sea to Turkey and then to Europe. TANAP merges with the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to form the Southern Natural Gas Corridor.
TANAP will pass through 20 provinces, starting from the village of Turkgözü in Posof district of Ardahan province on the border with Georgia, Ardahan, Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan, Bayburt, Gümüşhane, Giresun, Sivas, Yozgat, Kirsehir, Kırkale, Ankara, Eskisehir, Bilecik, Kütahya, Bursa, Balikesir, Canakkale, Tekirdağ and Edirne, and at the border with Greece, Edirne will pass through 20 provinces. From this point, it will be connected to the TAP Natural Gas Pipeline, which will transfer natural gas to European countries. Within the scope of the project, there will be two exit points for connection to the national natural gas transmission network within the borders of Turkey, one in Eskisehir and the other in Thrace. TANAP Natural Gas Pipeline system; The number and characteristics of the connection lines to the exit points in Turkey with a total of 1,850 km main line, 19 kilometres of which are Marmara Sea crossings, consist of the above-ground facilities specified below:
• 7 compressor stations,
• 4 measuring stations,
• 11 pig stations,
• 49 block valve stations and
• 2 gas outlet stations to feed the national natural gas network in Turkey
In the project, which started to flow gas in mid-2018, it is expected that there will be 2 billion m3/year gas flow to our country in the first place. Then, this amount will be increased to 6 billion m3/year. In the long term, TANAP Pipeline capacity is planned to be increased to 31 billion m3/year. The project will contribute to our country’s goal of becoming a trade center in energy. The opening ceremony of the project was held on June 12, 2018.