AVK fire products in huge international project

AVK assists in the fire protection of vital stations across a vast, international network delivering natural gas to Turkish and European customers.

Stakeholders from the Azerbaijani, Italian, and Turkish governments are working together with British Petrol (BP) in a project of bringing natural gas from Azerbaijan to Turkey and Europe. The gas will travel through a 1850 km main pipeline system across Turkey. The expected capacity of this massive project is the delivery of 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year; a volume that is anticipated to gradually increase to 31 billion cubic meters annually.

The pipeline has its starting point in the district of Ardahan at the Georgian-Turkish border, where it runs through 20 Turkish provinces before it reaches the Ipsala district of Edirne at the Turkish-Greek border. From here, the Trans-Adriatic pipeline will join to carry natural gas to European nations. Connection to the natural gas supply network of Turkey is established from off-take stations at Eskişehir and Thrace.

Protecting crucial pipeline stations

More than 10 sections have been tendered in the project and Tekfen Construction and Installation Co., Inc. – an AVK customer - is the contractor for one of these sections. This part of the project covers the compression and metering stations in Turkey, where Tekfen has engineered and constructed two compressor stations and four measuring stations over the pipeline. They preferred AVK fire protection solutions, consisting of UL and FM approved dry barrel hydrants, gate valves and post indicators for protection purposes, of which we have supplied more than 100 sets.

More specifically, AVK has delivered NRS gate valves with post indicator flange (series 45/59), post indicators (series 34/00) and high pressure dry barrel fire hydrants (series 27/00) for the project. The chosen fire protection range is manufactured in Europe and has an important customer base in Turkish construction companies which serve both Turkey and abroad countries. One of the main criteria for AVK’s success within this segment is the availability of UL and FM approved NRS and OS&Y gate valves up to DN400 as well as both dry and wet barrel fire hydrants - all with competitive lead times.

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