The Linde Group has been selected by Gazprom, Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk and its general contractor NIPIgas as the licenser for cryogenic gas separation technology at the Amur Gas Processing Plant (Amur GPP), located in Russia. Linde will engineer and supply units for ethane and natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction and nitrogen rejection, as well as for helium purification, liquefaction and storage.
The plant is part of Gazprom’s project for the supply of Russian gas to China via the ‘Power of Siberia’ pipeline from eastern Siberian gas fields and will be built in five phases ending in 2024.
The Linde and NIPIgas has entered into a binding engineering and supply contract for all five construction phases of the Amur GPP. Phase one will consist of two ethane and NGL (propane, butane, pentane, hexane) extraction and nitrogen rejection units, as well as one helium production unit. When completed, the Amur GPP will be one of the largest gas processing plants in the world with a capacity of up to 49 bcm of natural gas per year. The two companies also signed a strategic cooperation agreement to cooperate and jointly carry out existing and future projects related to the natural gas value chain.