Saipem has been awarded a contract to design and build the offshore section of the Trans Atlantic Pipeline (TAP).
The pipeline is planned to start delivering gas from the Shah Deniz gas project offshore Azerbaijan to European consumer in 2019.
The company will carry out the engineering, construction and installation of the 65-mile section running between the coasts of Albania and southern Italy.
Ian Bradshaw, managing director of the TAP consortium, said:”While offshore construction raises specific challenges, Saipem’s robust technical bid, strong safety track record and experienced team of specialists reassure us that works will be executed to the highest standards and industry best practice.”
The contract amount has not been disclosed by either side.