Berlin, 2 November 2017 – Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG has selected PSI Software AG as the provider of the Commercial Dispatching Software (CDS). The PSI software will enable TAP to perform its commercial dispatching activities for the transport of natural gas.
The CDS supports TAP’s business processes, which include managing transportation contracts, nominations, matching and balancing positions, allocations, and ensuring smooth communication between TAP, its shippers and the adjacent Transmission System Operators (TSOs). The CDS is also part of TAP’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) telecommunications and security systems contract, awarded in December 2016 to Honeywell.
Ulrike Andres, Commercial and External Affairs Director at TAP, said: “While our construction activities are progressing further every day, in parallel, we are ensuring that the pipeline is ready for operations from the day Shah Deniz II gas deliveries begin for European markets. The award of the commercial dispatching software is an important milestone for TAP. We look forward to working together with PSI in our future operations to come. TAP is designed to offer the best services and flexibility to its customers, whilst at the same time, contributing to Europe’s security of supply and diversification.”
TAP will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. The approximately 878 km long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before reaching Southern Italy. TAP’s routing can facilitate gas supply to several South Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and others. TAP’s landfall in Italy provides multiple opportunities for further transport of Caspian natural gas to some of the largest European markets such as Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland and Austria.
TAP will promote the economic development and job creation along the pipeline route; it will be a major source of foreign direct investment. With first gas sales to Georgia and Turkey targeted for late 2018, first deliveries to Europe will follow approximately in early 2020. TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).
On the basis of its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (energy networks, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs 1,650 persons worldwide.