Russian industry development bolstered by Gazprom and Linde’s partnership
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, and Aldo Belloni, Chief Executive Officer of Linde, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017.
The parties emphasized the strategic nature of cooperation between the companies and reviewed the current status of Gazprom’s projects involving Linde.
Among other things, the meeting touched upon the construction of the Amur gas processing plant (GPP), which would use Linde’s technological solutions. The preparations at the site for the process facilities of the GPP’s first start-up complex are 95 per cent finished. Priority equipment for the said facilities will be supplied to the GPP in the 3rd quarter of 2017.
Alexey Miller and Aldo Belloni stressed the importance of having launched a facility based in St. Petersburg for manufacturing the key components, i.e. spiral heat exchangers, of the equipment for cryogenic recovery of substances from gas. The first products of the joint venture established by Linde and Power Machines are intended for the Amur GPP.
Localization of heat exchanger manufacturing in Russia had been made possible thanks to the close cooperation between Gazprom, Linde, and domestic engineering companies.
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.