The Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) is an offshore pipeline in the Caspian Sea with a length of 300 kilometres and a currently planned capacity of 32 billion cubic metres per year (bcm/y). The initial capacity at the project’s first stage (“early gas”) is envisaged to be 8 bcm. TCP will branch off at a connection with the East-West Pipeline in Turkmenistan at the Turkmen shore. Offshore gas production is expected to feed into the system as well. It will be connected to Sangachal terminal in Azerbaijan, which will then be linked to the European gas grid. The following Gantt chart provides a schematic view of the staging of the work. Below the Gantt chart, once more, is a map showing the TCP’s place in the Southern Gas Corridor.
So to recall:
- Turkmenistan will be connected to Azerbaijan via TCP.
- Gas can then be transported to Europe via TANAP and TAP and White Stream in a later stage.
- Sources and routes will be diversified.