September 2017, Vol. 244, No. 9


Excavators Look to Doosan for Challenging TAP Project

A year into the project, 52 new Doosan excavators are working on a section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), involving the construction of about 225 miles (360 km) of pipeline in Greece. In March 2016, a new company formed by Bonatti S.p.A. and J&P-Avax Group was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EP&C) contract for this section of the TAP Project. Following a competitive analysis of eight leading excavator manufacturers, Bonatti-J&P Avax chose Doosan equipment to handle the 48-inch pipes. The construction work required in the TAP project presented many challenges, leading up to the decision to purchase Doosan crawler excavators that range in size from 3

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