TAP completes the donation of vehicles to Nestos Municipality
Nestos, Greece. In October 2021, as part of its Social and Environmental Investment (SEI) programme, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG delivered two more garbage trucks to Nestos Municipality, completing the donation of utility vehicles to the area.
More specifically, TAP, in collaboration with Network of Social Solidarity & Assistance, financed and delivered four modern specialised vehicles and equipment: an excavator loading truck, an agricultural tractor, two garbage trucks, and one rock breaker excavator attachment. These vehicles will support local needs as well as the Municipality’s cleaning services, improving the quality of life of the local community.
Savvas Michailidis, Mayor of Nestos Municipality, welcomed the completion of this project, in the context of the company’s social responsibility program, highlighting the good cooperation between the Municipality and TAP, and thanking the Network of Social Solidarity & Assistance, for its contribution to the implementation and completion of the process. Regarding the significance of the donated vehicles, the Mayor stated: “These vehicles were necessary, and together with our own additions, they will help us to completely renew our fleet, creating better economic conditions in the area.”
Vassiliki Sotiropoulou, TAP’s SEI Manager in Greece, said: “We are pleased to complete this initiative, especially during the lingering Covid-19 pandemic, which makes it difficult to implement such projects. This is a project of great importance that will improve the quality of life of the local community, and I would like to thank the Network of Social Solidarity & Assistance for their cooperation. This donation fulfils one of the main objectives of TAP’s SEI programme, which is to address the actual needs of the areas along the pipeline route.”
Nikolaos Pentzos, the President of the Network, said: “Once again we would like to thank TAP for its confidence in the implementation of such key initiatives and programmes, which have a particularly positive impact on the society and the environment. It is worth noting the value and importance of environmental investments by all institutions and businesses to strengthen and promote sustainable development.”
The delivery of the four vehicles to Nestos Municipality adds to the donations of specialised utility vehicles (including ambulances, multi-purpose vehicles, and garbage trucks) that TAP has already made or is expected to complete in municipalities of Northern Greece in the context of the organization’s SEI programme in the country, which amounts to 32 million euros and is gradually nearing completion.
About the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)
TAP transports natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe. The 878 km long pipeline connects with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border in Kipoi, crosses Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy.
TAP will facilitate gas supplies to South Eastern European countries through prospective interconnectors. In particular, Bulgaria will be able to cover up to 33% of its total gas demand through TAP after the completion of the Interconnector Greece Bulgaria (IGB). TAP’s exits in Greece and Albania together with the landfall in Italy provide multiple opportunities for further transport of gas from Azerbaijan to the wider European markets.
As a key part of the Southern Gas Corridor, TAP is strategically and economically important to Europe and essential in providing reliable access to a new source of natural gas. TAP plays a significant role in boosting Europe’s energy security, supply diversification, as well as decarbonisation objectives.
TAP’s shareholding is comprised of bp (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%), and Axpo (5%).
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