Turkey is one of key member countries of energy projects in the region. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Berat Albayrak on fields XXII of the World oil congress told about it, the Turkish media report on Sunday.
According to him, Turkey will continue to support the investments aimed at providing energy security.
"A bright example for it are the pipeline of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and the Transanatoliysky gas pipeline (TANAP)", - "Trend" quotes the minister.
The TANAP pipeline will be laid from the Georgian-Turkish border to the western border of Turkey, and provides gas transportation from the Azerbaijani field "Shah Deniz".
Initial handling capacity of the TANAP pipeline, as expected, will make 16 billion cubic meters of gas a year. About six billion cubic meters will be delivered to Turkey, and the rest - to Europe. Gas will get to Turkey in 2018, and after completion of a construction of the Transadriatic gas pipeline (TAP) gas will arrive to Europe approximately at the beginning of 2020.
The shareholding structure of TANAP looks as follows: SOCAR - 58 percent, Botas - 30 percent, BP - 12 percent.
Project cost of TANAP constitutes 8,5 billion dollars.
The TAP pipeline worth 4,5 billion euros will be laid on the territory of Greece, Albania, on a bottom of the Adriatic Sea, and then sent to the south to Italy. On Turco-Greek border it will be connected to other TANAP gas pipeline.
TANAP which also is a part of "The southern gas corridor" nowadays is under construction in Turkey. It is expected that the construction of TANAP will be complete in 2018, and TAP - in 2020 in the same year the first Azerbaijani gas got to Europe.
Shareholders of TAP are: BP - 20 percent, SOCAR (State oil company of Azerbaijan) - 20 percent, Snam - 20 percent, Fluxys - 19 percent, Enagás - 16 percent, Axpo - five percent.