First Production Train Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant Starts
The launch of the first production train at Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant which took place on June 9 and commissioning operations are on going for start-up and at the second train, where the auxiliary and core equipment is now fully assembled. On the third and fourth trains, the equipment for gas separation is fully installed, pipes and cables are being laid, insulation materials are being applied, and metal structures are being assembled and provided with fire-retardant coating. On the fifth train, the foundation works are completed, and preparations are underway for the installation of the ethane and methane separation columns, as well as gas compressor units. On the sixth train, the pouring of foundations and the assembly of metal structures are in progress.
The latest campaign for the delivery of heavy equipment to the GPP by river and sea vessels is now running. During the navigation season of 2021, it is planned to bring 51 pieces of heavy cargo with a total weight of 5,500 tons to the construction site. In addition, the logistics center for the servicing of thermally-insulated helium containers (the helium hub) near the city of Vladivostok will soon be put in operation. The center is needed to deliver liquid helium from the Amur GPP to the global market. Containers with liquid helium will be transported between the GPP, the hub, and the ports of the Primorye Territory via freight trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). A small-scale LNG plant was built at the hub with the purpose of refueling vehicles.
The Amur GPP is being built near the town of Svobodny in the Amur Region. The plant will have a design capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Amur Gas Processing Plant forms the backbone of the state-of-the-art gas processing and gas chemical center that is currently being set up in Russia’s Far East. The construction of the Amur GPP is going on schedule. The project is 76.5% complete.