Gazprom and Linde expanding cooperation in oil and gas sector
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Aldo Belloni, Chief Executive Officer of Linde, took place at the Gazprom headquarters.
The parties discussed a wide range of matters related to cooperation in the oil and gas sector, focusing, inter alia, on the construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP). The plant, which will become the largest gas processing facility in Russia, is being built according to schedule.
The meeting participants expressed their appreciation for the efforts of the joint coordinating committee. Experts from Gazprom and Linde work closely together in such areas as hydrocarbon processing, natural gas liquefaction, efficiency improvement at gas processing plants, localization of high-tech equipment manufacturing in Russia, and staff training and development.
Linde AG is one of the world's largest companies focused on industrial technologies for natural gas treatment and separation with the recovery of ethane, propane and heavier hydrocarbon fractions. In addition, the company designs and builds cryogenic facilities for natural gas and helium liquefaction.
The Amur GPP with a design capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be constructed near Svobodny in the Amur Region. The GPP will include the world's largest helium production facility.
Linde will supply the Amur GPP with the core process equipment for cryogenic recovery of helium and valuable petrochemical substances from gas.