In Situ SI carried out a site investigation at Compressor Station CS-03 and Landfall area, as part of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project (TAP). The sites were both located in the western part of Albania, near the Semani beach. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) supports the European Union’s strategic goal of securing future energy supply. TAP will transport natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan, via Greece and Albania, and across the Adriatic Sea to Southern Italy, and further to Western Europe.

The purpose of the site investigation was to determine the properties of soils for the preliminary design of foundations. The project was completed using a 14 Tonne CPT rig, the blue tracked crawler; this was perfect for the sandy terrain on the beach.

The project involved 3 CPTUs, 2 borings and 10 SPTs.