ABB won a large contract for an undisclosed amount to deliver the control system, telecommunications, pipeline monitoring and security systems, including fiber-optic cables, for the 1,850 km Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which will bring Azerbaijan’s natural gas directly to Europe.
The $11 billion pipeline will interconnect with two others: the South Caucasus at Turkey’s border with Georgia and the Trans Adriatic at its border with Greece. The gas will come from the Shah Deniz 2 field in the Caspian Sea, entering the European network in Italy. The pipeline will cross through Turkey, with TANAP forming the central section of the $45 billion Southern Gas Corridor, which will be part of Europe’s future strategic energy infrastructure.
TANAP will be controlled and automated by ABB’s System 800xA process automation system. The software will integrate the SCADA systems and the telecommunications that control the gas flows, detect leakages or intrusions and make closed circuit television coverage available for safety and security purposes.