Section of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline is 75.5% completed
Published by Lydia Woellwarth,
As part of the Eastern Gas Programme, Gazprom is implementing the most ambitious project in the global gas industry. The project will allow Gazprom to provide gas supplies to domestic consumers in Russia’s far east and start delivering pipeline gas to the extensive and fast-growing Chinese market.
In the east of Russia, the company is shaping the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centers on the basis of the Chayandinskoye and Kovyktinskoye fields, respectively. At Chayandinskoye, pre-development is underway, with 99 gas wells drilled and a river wharf in the Peleduy settlement put in operation to receive large cargo.
Construction of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline – the link between the gas production centres and consumers – continues apace, with 1629.3 km of the pipeline’s linear part, or 75.5% of the section stretching from the Chayandinskoye field to Blagoveshchensk, built by now.
Equipment for the first production trains is being installed at the construction site of the Amur Gas processing plant, where valuable petrochemical components will be extracted from the gas intended for exports. A number of important infrastructure facilities – the cargo berth on the Zeya River and the priority railway communications – are already in place.
At a recent meeting of the Gazprom Board of Directors, they commended the company for the progress made on its major investment projects. Further, it was noted that Russian gas supplies to China’s CNPC would start on 20 December 2019, as indicated in the contract.
Gazprom continues to implement a number of strategic projects in the west. This work is key to the long-term development of Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS) and the provision of reliable gas supplies to consumers in the European part of the country and the traditional European markets.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/22032018/section-of-the-power-of-siberia-gas-pipeline-is-755-completed/
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