Ionic Adriatic Pipeline

Year registered: 2018
3SI countries proposing the project:


Participating 3SI countries:


Partner countries:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro

* not part of the 3Seas Initiative
Main objectives:
  • The IAP project has been based on the idea of connecting the existing gas transmission system of Croatia via Montenegro and the Republic of Albania with the TAP gas transmission system (Trans Adriatic Pipeline).
Short description:

The total length of the gas pipeline from Split to Albanian Fieri is 511 km, the gas pipeline nominal diameter 800 mm, and the operating pressure 85/75 bar and total capacity 5 bcma.

The implementation of the entire IAP project provides opening of the new energy corridor for the region of Western Balkans within the Southern (fourth) Gas Corridor – SGC), for the purpose of establishing a new natural gas supply route from the Middle East and Caspian region. From the Republic of Croatia, it will be possible to supply the CEE region with gas from the Southern Corridor. It will be a connection of the 3SI countries with a new source of gas. IAP will have a potential to provide bi-directional gas flow. This fact gives the LNG project on the island of Krk a significant importance, since it could be a source of gas for the IAP. This means that both the IAP and the LNG project on the island of Krk are fully compatible with each other.

Calendar of implementation:
  • Commissioning: 2023

    Feasibility Study is drawn up, Designing Phase is in progress, Commissioning is planned in 2025/2026. In August 2016 in Dubrovnik the Ministerial Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation concerning the cooperation and implementation of IAP was signed among Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In accordance with the Memorandum the Project Management Unit (PMU) was established to carry out activities on the project. The members of PMU are representatives of the relevant Ministries and TSOs, and members of SOCAR In February 2018 at the meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Southern Gas Corridor a Letter of Intent was signed on establishing an IAP Project Company among TSOs of IAP relevant countries. The establishing of IAP company is in progress.

Financing sources:
To be determined