The numbers of the Transalpine Pipeline
- Countries crossed: 3 (Italy, Austria and Germany)
- Countries supplied: 3 (Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic)
TAL covers 40% of the energy requirements of Germany (100% of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg), 90% of Austria and more than 40% of Czech Republic needs.
A daily average of 10,000 road tankers would be required in order to transport the same amount of crude oil that is moved through the Transalpine Pipeline.
- Total length of the pipeline: 753 km
Route TAL-IG (Italy - Austria - Germany): 465 km
Route TAL-OR (Germany): 266 km
Route TAL-NE (Germany): 22 km
- Maximum altitude of the route: 1572 m
- Port facilities: 2 piers with 2 berths each able to receive tankers with a displacement of up to 280,000 tons
- Seabed depth: 16,5 m
- Number of vessels landed in 2013: 502
- Throughput in 2013: 41 million tons of crude oil
- Transfer lines of the oil from the Sea Terminal to the Tanks: 4
- Storage facilities: 2 (San Dorligo della Valle and Lenting)
- Number of tanks: 32 with a capacity of 2,030,000 cubic metres in the San Dorligo tank farm and 7 with a capacity of 318,000 cubic metres in the Lenting tank farm.
- Pumping Stations: 10
- Maximum capacity: 7500m3/h
- Valve stations: 46
- Overflow stations: 15
- Delivery points: 6
- Refineries supplied: 8
- Annual transport capacity: approx. 43 million tonnes
- Turnover 2013: € 127.000.000
- Number of direct employees: 200
- Number of people working in allied activities: 750
Historical curiosities in numbers:
- Duration of the construction of the pipeline: 1000 days
- Cost of construction: $ 192 million (current value: € 1.2 billion)
- Human resources involved in the design and implementation of the work: about 8,000 engineers, technicians and workers from many countries.
- 40,000 single pieces of pipe - each 12 metres long and 3 tons in weight - were used for the construction of the pipeline.