In Meledugno (Lecce), more precisely under the beach of San Basilio (San Foca), the construction works for the laying of the Tap pipeline have been completed. This pipeline will transport natural gas from Arzerbaijan to Italy via Greece and Albania. The tunnel extends up to 1540 meters passing under the beach and it has been excavated thanks to the use of the Herrenknecht Avnd 2000 cutter (a tunneling machine 26 m long). Thanks to the use of this technology, which is particularly respectful of the environment, the work has not affected neither the landscape nor the tourist and economic activities of the area. Even this summer the beach of San Foca was full of bathers who could appreciate its beauty exactly as in previous seasons.