Mechanical repair workshop at Amur GPP in preparation for installation of inter-shop equipmentPreparation for installation of repair equipment is underway in the premises of the mechanical repair shop of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP). It is planned to install more than four hundred pieces of equipment, in particular, vertical milling, turning, screw-cutting, gear spline milling, drilling and grinding machines, plasma cutting machines, and argon arc welding system will be placed there. The plant will have a forging and thermal section, guillotine shears, paint chamber and other modern equipment for carrying out direct repair.
Key steel structures and lifting mechanisms have already been installed in the mechanical repair shop building, thermal circuit of the building has been closed, and the heating system has been launched. Installation of the water-type fire extinguishing system, application of fire protection to steel structures and installation of floor screeds are underway. Sandwich panel partitions are being installed and the finishing of the premises are in progress.
Mechanical repair workshop is intended for maintenance, repair and diagnostics of the process equipment, pipelines and power equipment of the Amur Gas Processing Plant. It will have stationary workspaces for 269 people. The shop covers 18,000 square meters, which is comparable to the area of two football fields. The shop is 18 meters tall, like a six-storey house. The area is divided into four functional blocks connected with a through internal passage.
The Amur GPP is to be one of the world's largest natural gas processing plants with its annual capacity of 42 bln of cubic meters of gas. Under full load, the Amur GPP is to provide annually around 2.4 mln tons of ethane, 1.5 mln tons of LPG, 200 tons of pentane-hexane fraction and 60 mln cubic meters of helium, which is highly demanded by high-tech industries. The main consumer of ethane and LPG from the Amur GPP is going to be Amur Gas Chemical Complex (joint SIBUR and China's Sinopec project).
To date, the first two lines of the plant have been put into operation, as well as the first helium purification, liquefaction and packaging plant.
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.