Russia’s Gazprom company celebrated the first production train of Amur Gas Processing Plant(GPP) which is one of the largest plants of its kind in the world, according to a statement issued by Gazprom.
The plant is located near Svobodny in Amur Region at a processing capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year (bblcm/y). The plant receives multi-component gas via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline and will receive gas from the Kovyktinskoye field.
The plant will produce methane and the components extracted from this gas. It 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 liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), and 200,000 tons of pentane-hexane fraction.
On this occasion, Alexey Miller, Gazprom’s CEO and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors 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 six years passed between the first pile and the start-up. An unprecedented amount of work was completed in that period. Today, the Amur Gas Processing Plant is onstream, and it has already become an integral part of Gazprom’s unified production system.”