A control and security system has been installed by multinational power firm ABB for the Shah Deniz-2 connected gas pipeline, one of the world’s longest.
The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) supplies gas from the Shah Deniz-2 field and the Caspian Sea and sends it to Turkey and certain sections of Europe.
As part of the project and for the first time in a subsea water crossing, ABB has installed a fiber optic leak detection and subsea pipeline monitoring system detecting events such as anchor drag.
Over 2,500 miles of fiber optic cable was installed as part of the project and is scheduled for completion in June 2019.
Per-Erik Holsten, managing director of oil, gas and chemicals ABB, said: “TANAP engineers were embedded within our own ABB team, helping to identify key priorities and resolve issues as they arose.
“This close collaboration between us ensured that the project ran smoothly – in fact ahead of schedule and on budget.
“With the TANAP pipeline running the entire length of Turkey and across mountainous terrain, this was no small feat. It’s been a truly joint effort to produce first gas.”