Rovnag Abdullayev says first delivery of commercial gas to Turkey is milestone
The delivery of commercial gas via TANAP marks an important milestone in the realization of the Southern Gas Corridor, SOCAR’s President, Rovnag Abdullayev said while speaking about commencement of commercial gas deliveries to Turkey from the Shah Deniz 2 development project, according to BP report.
"Notwithstanding the complexity of this mega scale project, we managed to simultaneously coordinate and launch the Southern Gas Corridor segments in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey on schedule and under budget. The construction of the Shah Deniz 2 platforms – both topside units and jackets, fully in Azerbaijan by SOCAR’s affiliate companies is a great track record not only for Azerbaijan but also for the whole region," Abdullayev noted.
BP’s regional president for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Gary Jones, in turn, stressed that this year's first commercial gas to Turkey is a significant target the participants of the project had promised to deliver since the start of this major project.
"Working together with the regional governments and our co-venturers in the Shah Deniz consortium, we have met this target safely, on schedule and within budget. This demonstrates that together we can successfully deliver high quality projects. BP as operator is very pleased that the longstanding partnerships we have in Azerbaijan and the entire region have allowed us to bring this world class project to success enabling us to meet our commitments to consumers in Turkey. We look forward to continuing to build on this extraordinary delivery and work closely with the government of Azerbaijan, SOCAR and other co-venturers towards our next target of gas to Europe in 2020," BP’s regional president for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey said.