May 2019, Vol. 246, No. 5


TANAP’s Seismic Fault Crossing Posed Challenges For Welding

By Arash Shadmani, and Ismael Ripoll, Welding Specialists, TANAP The Trans Anatolia Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) transports Azeri gas from the Shah Deniz field through Turkey and Europe via the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCPX) at the Georgia/Turkey border, and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) at the Greece/Turkey border. The full crossing section lowered into place Complicating matters within Turkey is the North Anatolian Fault (NAF), which is an active right-lateral, strike-slip fault of the northern Anatolia region. It runs along the transform boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Anatolian Plate.  A seismic fault can be classi

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