Modern solid household and industrial waste landfill in construction close to Amur GPP

This facility meets all the requirements of both Russian and international environmental standards. The landfill is designed for processing and disposal of waste, including household waste, which will be generated during the operation of the Amur GPP. The process flow sheet provides for wastewater treatment.

The territory of 18.5 hectares (the area equal to 26 football fields) will house a receiving area, refuse and wastewater thermal treatment units, a truck scale with a radiation control point, a vehicle disinfection unit, groundwater monitoring wells, portable offices, and much more. The key facilities include 18 isolated cells with the capacity to ensure stable operation of the landfill in the decades ahead.

«The design of the cells is as follows: bentonite mat and geomembrane that collect all runoff, rainwater, and decay products are laid on the prepared area. This enables double containment so that no harmful substances can enter the soil. This is a closed system and the waste in it is subject to decontamination. Soils in the landfill area are also monitored on a regular basis,» notes Evgenii Shilkin, Deputy Chief Engineer for Occupational, Industrial and Fire Safety of Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC.


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