GAS PIPELINE

Ukhta – Torzhok and Ukhta – Torzhok 2

Expansion of the northern corridor within Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System
~
kilometers
length of each gas pipeline
billion cubic meters of gas per year
design capacity of each gas pipeline
~
970
kilometers
length of each gas pipeline
45
billion cubic meters of gas per year
design capacity of each gas pipeline

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.

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

Sosnogorskaya compressor station

Project implementation

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

Construction of Ukhta – Torzhok gas pipeline

The Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline project entered its construction stage in 2015. In 2018, the gas pipeline was brought into operation.

First joint of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline welded
First joint of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline welded

First joint of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipeline welded