Ukhta – Torzhok and Ukhta – Torzhok 2

Expansion of the northern corridor within Russia’s UGSS

The Ukhta – Torzhok and Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunklines are key to developing Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System in the territory between the Yamal Peninsula and the Gulf of Finland. The trunklines are meant to deliver additional gas to northwestern Russia for the needs of domestic consumers and for export purposes.

Ukhta – Torzhok and Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipelines

Ukhta – Torzhok and Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipelines

Figures and facts

Length of each gas pipeline: around 970 kilometers (Ukhta – Gryazovets section).

Pipe diameter: 1,420 millimeters.

Working pressure: 100 atm (9.8 MPa).

Annual design capacity of each gas pipeline: 45 billion cubic meters of gas.

Number of compressor stations: 7.

The gas pipelines traverse three Russian constituent entities: the Komi Republic and the Arkhangelsk and Vologda Regions.

Sosnogorskaya compressor station

Sosnogorskaya compressor station

Development

The construction of the Ukhta – Torzhok gas pipeline started in 2011. Its linear part and top-priority compressor stations were put onstream in 2012 and the other compressor capacities in 2013.

Construction of Ukhta – Torzhok gas pipeline

Construction of Ukhta – Torzhok gas pipeline

The Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline project entered its construction stage in October 2015. Construction and installation are currently in progress at the linear part. The gas pipeline will be completed and ready for operation until the end of 2019.

First joint of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline

First joint of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline