Stakeholders from the Azerbaijani, Turkish and Italian governments are working together with British Petrols (BP) on bringing natural gas from Azerbaijan to Turkey and Europe through an 1850 km main pipeline system across Turkey.
The initially expected capacity of this huge project is 16 billion cubic metres of gas per year and this is expected to gradually increase to 31 billion cubic metres per year.
The pipeline starts in the district of Ardahan at the Georgian-Turkish border and runs through 20 Turkish provinces before it ends in the Ipsala district of Edirne at the Turkish-Greek border. From here, the Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP) will connect to convey natural gas to European nations. Connection to the Turkish natural gas distribution network is established from offtake stations at Eskişehir and Thrace.
There have been more than 10 sections tendered in the project and Tekfen Construction and Installation Co., Inc. is the contractor for one of these sections – and a customer of ours. This part of the project covers the compression and metering stations in Turkey, and Tefken has engineered and constructed two compressor stations and four measuring stations over the pipeline. They preferred our fire protection solutions consisting of UL and FM approved dry barrel hydrants, gate valves and post indicators for the protection purposes of the stations and we have thus supplied more than 100 sets of these products.
AVK products delivered to the project:
- NRS gate valves with post indicator flange series 45/59
- Post indicators, series 34/00
- High pressure dry barrel fire hydrant series 27/00
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Our fire protection range is manufactured in Europe and has an important customer base in Turkish construction companies which serve both in Turkey and abroad. Availability of UL and FM approved NRS and OS&Y gate valves up to DN400 as well as both dry and wet barrel fire hydrants with competitive lead times are the main criterias for our success in this segment.