The Italian company RINA was selected by the State Concern "Turkmengaz" as a technical consultant for supervision and project support services under the construction of the Turkmen segment of the transnational gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI).
The deal is worth US $ 13 million. The project provides for the provision of technical advice and support services for the construction of a 214-kilometer pipeline through the territory of Turkmenistan along with two compressor stations.
According to the company's press release, the Turkmen section of the gas pipeline with a budget of about US $ 1 billion represents a critical infrastructure project that will impact the global movement of gas from Turkmenistan.
The TAPI project is funded by the Islamic Development Bank and, as with any major investment in an infrastructure project, there are very high technical requirements for bidders.
The superiority was on the side of the Italian RINA. The history of this multi-national group has more than 150 years of activity in such areas as oil and gas engineering and consulting, certification and inspection, chemical industry, energy, environment, transport, electronics and telecommunications, mechanical engineering.
RINA's global network, headquartered in Genoa, covers 65 countries, 170 offices and about 3,700 highly qualified professionals.
The company has been present in the Turkmen market since 2011 and actively participates in the development of the oil and gas and energy sector of Turkmenistan.
RINA is a subcontractor of Dragon Oil (Turkmenistan) Ltd., and also provides subcontracting engineering services to another Italian company ENI at the Burun oil and gas field located in the Balkan province.
Earlier, RINA acted as an independent third party conformity assessment body under the Turkmenbashi International Seaport project.