Natural Gas Processing Gazprom to Construct a Natural Gas Processing Plant
Gazprom wants to build Russia's largest natural gas processing plant near the town of Svobodny in the Amur Region and has entered into partnership with Nipigaz on design and construction.
Moscow/Russia – According to the Gazprom subsidiary Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk the Amur gas processing plant (GPP) will become Russia’s largest natural gas processing facility with a design capacity reaching 49 Milliarden m3 natural gas per annum and will also include the world’s largest helium production. Multicomponent gas from the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centers being built by Gazprom within the Eastern Gas Program will be delivered to the plant via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline.
The GPP will produce ready for sale methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane-hexane fraction and helium. Cutting-edge engineering solutions will be applied in the construction, allowing to mitigate the environmental impact of the plant. Gazprom’s Amur GPP will be technologically connected with the Sibur's facility for deep processing of hydrocarbons.
Feedstock from Yakutia and the Irkutsk Region
Nipigaz, specialized in design, engineering and managing of the construction of oil refining and petrochemical plants, is acting as a contractor within the joint project and will provide working documentation, supply the equipment and materials, carry out construction and installation activities at the Amur GPP and transfer the plant to Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk in a state of mechanical completion.
In compliance with the project implementation schedule, it is planned to start pre-developing the construction site this year. Phased commissioning of the GPP production lines will be synchronized with the development of gas production capacities in Yakutia and the Irkutsk Region.