Gazprom and Amur Region address Power of Siberia and Amur GPP construction
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee, and Alexander Kozlov, Governor of the Amur Region.
The parties discussed the progress of the Cooperation Agreement, paying close attention to Gazprom’s large-scale investment projects – Power of Siberia and Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) – being implemented in the Amur Region.
It was noted that the projects were running on schedule. Specifically, preparations are underway for the construction of the cross-border section of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline in Russia. The Amur GPP site preparation is advancing and work continues on the construction of access roads, a river wharf, railroad facilities, temporary buildings and installations, including a shift camp for builders.
In addition, Alexey Miller and Alexander Kozlov addressed issues related to setting up the Svobodnenskaya priority development area (PDA) in the Amur Region. Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk building the Amur GPP is planned to become a resident company in this PDA.
The parties also considered the prospects for supplying the Region with pipeline natural gas to be fed from Power of Siberia. At present, the adjustment of the General Scheme for Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Amur Region is nearing completion and the regional gasification program to 2026 is being negotiated.
Gazprom and the Government of the Amur Region are bound by the Cooperation Agreement.
The Amur GPP with a design capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year is under construction near Svobodny in the Amur Region. The GPP will include the world’s largest helium production facility. The plant will be supplied via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline with multi-component gas from the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centers being set up by Gazprom as part of the Eastern Gas Program. 875 kilometers of Power of Siberia will run across the Amur Region.