Gazprom and NIPIGAZ agree to enter into partnership on designing and constructing Amur GPP

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Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk (part of Gazprom Group) and NIPIgazpererabotka (NIPIGAZ is a part of SIBUR Group) agreed to form a partnership on designing, coordinating equipment and material supplies as well as managing the construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) near the town of Svobodny in the Amur Region.

The Amur GPP will become the biggest gas processing enterprise in Russia and one of the biggest ones in the world – its design capacity will reach up to 49 billion cubic meters of gas a year. The GPP will also include the world’s largest helium production facility. The participation of NIPIGAZ – Russia’s leading center for designing, engineering and managing the construction of oil refining and petrochemical plants – will provide for implementing the project in the most efficient way. NIPIGAZ has a relevant expertise, well-developed sci-tech and intellectual background, successful experience in managing major investment projects for hydrocarbons processing carried out, inter alia, in cooperation with foreign companies.

NIPIGAZ, acting as a contractor within the joint project, will prepare working documentation, supply equipment and materials, perform construction and installation activities at the Amur GPP and transfer the plant to Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk in a state of readiness.

Multicomponent gas from the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centers being built by Gazprom within the Eastern Gas Program will be delivered to the Amur GPP via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The GPP will produce ready for sale methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane-hexane fraction and helium. The most cutting-edge engineering solutions will be applied in the construction, allowing to mitigate the environmental impact of the plant.

In compliance with the project implementation schedule, it is planned to start pre-developing the construction site this year. Phased commissioning of the GPP process trains will be brought into step with the development of production capacities in Yakutia and the Irkutsk Region.

Gazprom’s Amur GPP will be technologically connected with the deep hydrocarbon conversion plant, the project for which is being considered by SIBUR.

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