Cargo delivery to the Amur Gas Processing Plant complete in 2021 navigation

September 4, 2021 08:31

The last batch of equipment planned for navigation in 2021 for construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) has been delivered to the jetty of the plant. Four tanks for storing liquefied helium, feed gas expander, heat pump compressor, its motor, as well as other equipment have arrived via the river Zeya.

Gas separation columns for the fifth process line are the most significant items in 2021 navigation. For example, the weight of the demethanizer is 870 tons, and its length is 88 m. The first nitrogen rejection column with a length of more than 58 meters weighs 883 tons. The length of the second one is 63 meters, and its weight is more than 400 tons. These columns are the key equipment of the gas separation unit which will extract valuable fractions from the multicomponent natural gas coming via Power of Siberia gas pipeline from Chayanda and Kovykta fields.

51 units of large-sized heavy cargo with a total weight of more than 5.5 thousand tons have bee delivered by two sea vessels to the Russian port De-Kastri in total during 2021 navigation period. After transshipment to 8 tug and barge towing arrangements, the large-sized heavy cargo was sent along the Amur and Zeya rivers to the temporary jetty of the Amur Gas Processing Plant. Navigation plan for 2021 has been implemented in full.

Background

Amur Gas Processing Plant will become one of the world's largest natural gas processing sites with a capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Its commercial products include purified methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane and hexane fraction, and helium.

The first stage of the plant was put into operation on June 9, 2021.

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