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Vladimir Putin took part in the launching ceremony of the 1st stage of the Gazprom´s Amur GPP

Gazprom’s processing capabilities will increase by 80% after the Amur Gas Processing Plant attains design capacity

Vladimir Putin took part in the launching ceremony of the 1st stage of the Gazprom´s Amur GPP

Svobodny (Amur region), June 9 - Neftegaz.RU. The Amur GPP ranks among Gazprom’s major infrastructure projects in Russia’s Far East.
Its construction was launched in 2015.
Today, the 1st train of the Amur GPP has started operations, presented as one of the most important factories of world gas treatment.
Taking part in the event were Russian President Vladimir Putin, Alexey Miller, Gazprom´s CEO, and Vasily Orlov, Governor of the Amur Region.

Vladimir Putin said:
  • After reaching full capacity in 2025, the plant will annually process 42 billion m3 of gas, and produce about 60 million m3 of helium
  • This will be enough to meet the domestic demand for helium, as well as to take one of the leading positions on the global market
  • At present, the U.S. accounts for 56% of the world market, Qatar for 28%, Algeria 9%, while Russia's share is only 3%
  • We will significantly increase our capacity
The plant receives multi-component gas via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline from the Chayandinskoye field (Yakutia); later on, it will also receive gas from the Kovyktinskoye field (Irkutsk Region).
Initially, the fundamental principle that underpinned the project was the necessity to process within Russia the multi-component gas fed from Power of Siberia.

Alexey Miller said:
  • The Amur GPP is one of the most cutting-edge and high-tech production enterprises in the world
  • Its construction schedule was extremely tight
  • Less than 6 years passed between the 1st pile and the start-up
  • An unprecedented amount of work was completed in that period
  • Today, the Amur GPP is onstream, and it has already become an integral part of Gazprom’s unified production system
The construction of the 1st production train of the Amur GPP was finished strictly on schedule.
The commissioning of the next 5 trains is synchronized with increases in the volumes of gas transmitted via Power of Siberia.
In 2025, the GPP will reach its full design capacity.

The products of the Amur GPP include sales gas (methane) and the components extracted from this gas, which are valued in the gas chemical and other industries.
Operating at full capacity, the GPP will use cutting-edge equipment and state-of-the-art cryogenic technologies to produce:
  • 2.4 million tons of ethane
  • 1.5 million tons of LPG
  • 200,000 tons of pentane-hexane fraction
The Amur Plant will be part of a large gas chemical cluster, which is now being developed in the region.
SIBUR is building its flagship polyethylene and polypropylene plant here.
The Amur plant will supply raw feed for the SIBUR facility.

One of the main products of the Amur GPP is helium, a particularly sought-after element for high-tech industries.
With an annual output of 60 million m3, the GPP is poised to become the global leader in helium production.
The key link in the logistics chain of helium supplies to the international market will be the helium HUB near Vladivostok, which is going to be put in operation in the nearest future.

The total cost of the Amur GPP is more than RUB 1 trillion ($13.8 billion).

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