Overall progress on the Amur Gas Processing Plant construction in August 2021 amounted to 79.8%

September 2, 2021 12:40

Preparations for the launch of the second process line are nearing completion. Mechanical availability of the helium fine purification and liquefaction unit 1 has been reached. Installation of thermal insulation of the columns is being carried out, pipelines at the ethane, NHL and nitrogen and helium mix separation unit at process line 3. Electrical works have been completed at the substations of the gas separation unit and helium fine purification and liquefaction unit 2. Substations are being prepared for inspection by Rostekhnadzor.

Large-capacity equipment delivered in 2021 navigation for the fifth process line is being delivered and erected. The largest equipment has been installed: the methane extraction column (demethanizer) and two nitrogen rejection columns.

Finishing and installation of the sports equipment are in progress in the gym with a heat and smoke chamber for the training the personnel of the emergency rescue units at the utilities, infrastructure and offsites. Drinking water is now supplied to the water network of the administration area. The water treatment unit have been switched to the automatic mode. Construction of the plant management building (7 floors) to accommodate 285 people of the process staff is underway. Construction and installation as well as preparation of tank farm 2 for commissioning are in progress. Commissioning is nearing completion at the facilities of the boiler house of the industrial site necessary for operation of the plant in 2021–2022 autumn and winter period.

Background

Amur GPP will become one of the world's largest natural gas processing sites with a capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Commercial products, in addition to purified methane, will include ethane, propane, butane, pentane and hexane fraction, and helium.

On June 9, 2021, the first train of the plant was put into operation.

Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC (member of Gazprom Group) is the investor, the owner and the operator of Amur GPP. Construction is managed by JSC NIPIGAS.