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Gazprom and NIPIGAZ to construct gas processing plant

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Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk, part of the Gazprom Group, and NIPIgazpererabotka (NIPIGAZ), part of the SIBUR Group, have signed an agreement to design, coordinate equipment and material supplies, and manage construction of the Amur gas processing plant (GPP), which is located near the town of Svobodny in the Amur Region.

The Amur GPP will become the biggest gas processing enterprise in Russia, and one of the largest in the world, with a designed capacity of 49 billion m3/y of gas. The GPP will also include the world’s largest helium production facility. The participation of NIPIGAZ, Russia’s leading centre for designing, engineering and managing the construction of oil refining and petrochemical plants, will allow the project to be implemented in the most efficient way. NIPIGAZ, acting as the project’s contractor, will prepare working documentation, supply equipment and materials, and perform construction and installation activities at the Amur GPP and transfer the plant to Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk when it is completed.

Multicomponent gas from the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centres, which are being built by Gazprom as part of the Eastern Gas Program, will be delivered to the Amur GPP via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The GPP will produce ready for sale methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane hexane fraction and helium. The most cutting edge engineering solutions will be applied during construction, allowing the companies to mitigate the environmental impact of the plant.

In compliance with the project implementation schedule, pre development of the construction site is scheduled to begin this year. Phased commissioning of the GPP process trains will be brought into step with the development of production capacities in Yakutia and the Irkutsk Region.

Gazprom’s Amur GPP will be technologically connected with a deep hydrocarbon conversion plant, a project currently being considered by SIBUR.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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