Amur GPP completion rate reached 67.1% in September

AK&M 12 October 2020 09:00

The overall completion rate of the Amur gas processing plant construction project reached 67.1% in September 2020, according to a statement by Gazprom pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC.

Preparations of the first startup complex facilities (scheduled to be launched in 2021) for commissioning continued during the month. The demethanizer, the core of the low-temperature gas fractionating unit, has been installed on a permanent foundation and works on the cooling block have started on train 4. Gas drying and purification adsorbers have been installed on trains 5 and 6.

The Amur gas processing plant (GPP) near Svobodny town in Amur region will become one of the world's largest biggest gas processors. The plant will be an important link in the chain of natural gas supplies to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline.

The design processing capacity of the Amur gas processing plant is 42 billion cubic meters of natural gas, up to 60 million cubic meters of helium, about 2.5 million tonnes of ethane, about 1 million tonnes of propane, about 500,000 tonnes of butane, about 200,000 tonnes of pentane-hexane fraction per year.