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 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: 41.3 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. 45 million tonnes
  • Turnover 2013: € 130 million
  • 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.