August 15, 2019

As part of the Eastern Gas Program, the Amur Processing gas processing Plant (GPP) construction project is moving forward at a fast pace. The huge facility near the town of Svobodny in the Amur Region will be a crucial link in the future process chain for the supply of natural gas from the fields of Yakutia and the Irkutsk Region to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. This summer, over 21,000 construction workers are engaged in the project. In July, the equipment for the facility’s third production train (of which there will be six in total) – a methane extraction column (demethanizer), a nitrogen removal (denitrogenation) column, and an ethane extraction column (deethanizer) – was installed at the construction site.
Within the summer navigation period of 2019, over 120 units of equipment weighing a total of more than 13,000 tons will be delivered to the construction site of the Amur GPP. Loading and unloading works are performed by special 1,350-ton and 750-ton cranes at the facility’s temporary berth.
The new facility means new possibilities for the young and ambitious. It has to be noted that the plant is being built in a very interesting region to live in: Blagoveshchensk, the main city of the Amur River region, is located at the Chinese border 140 kilometers away from Svobodny. Blagoveshchensk is separated from the Celestial Empire by the Amur River, the motorway bridge over which will be opened in 2020. A cable railway, which will also be constructed above the Amur River, will allow people to reach China in just six minutes. As numerous tourists make regular trips to the border city of Heihe and to other Chinese cities, they also have a chance to explore the culture and sights of China and other countries of Southeast Asia.
(Source and image: Gazprom)