OOO Orenburggazprom completes helium plant revamp
The Phase IV repair and reconstruction of the helium plant of OOO Orenburggazprom (100% subsidiary of Gazprom) has been finished today symbolizing the end of revamp process.
The formal ceremonies held to celebrate this event were led by Alexander Ryazanov, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom’s Management Committee.
The revamp made allows to run at previous designed output providing an increase in production of several goods.
During the revamp special attention has been given to safety and production reliability. Automatic operations control system, accident prevention system which monitors critical parameters and other innovations have significantly improved reliability and safety of equipment operation.
OOO Orenburggazprom helium plant is a part of Orenburg gas complex for gas production and processing as well as the unique helium production facility in Russia and in Europe.
The helium plant stopped operating because of the accident in August 2004.
In September 2004 an emergency plan of plant reconstruction was approved.
Phase I, II and III repair and reconstruction were completed in September 2004, April 2005, and May 2006 respectively.
The revamp being completed Orenburggazprom design capacity enables to produce the following annual amounts of major products: 340 thousand tons of ethane, 1 million tons of natural gas liquids and 6.5 mcm of helium.
Information Directorate, OAO Gazprom