WORLEYPARSONS has been awarded a five-year engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract for work on the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP).

The 1,841 kilometre pipeline, which is anticipated to cost US$11.7 billion in total, is designed to transport Caspian natural gas from the Georgian-Turkish border to Turkey’s western border with Greece.

Initially it will carry production from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project across Europe.

The contract is for the provision of project management, co-ordination, planning, design, engineering, construction management, contracting, procurement, project controls and other services for construction of the new pipeline and pipeline facilities including compressor stations.

While WorleyParsons did not disclose the value of the contract, it did say EPCM fees for pipeline projects were “significantly lower than those for complex process projects”.

TANAP general manager H. Saltuk Düzyol said WorleyParsons was well qualified to carry out the work.

“This contract is critical to the success of this major link in the Southern Gas Corridor which is regionally significant to meet future gas demand in both Turkey and the European Union,” he said.