Amur Gas Processing Plant Completes First Construction Phase

24 June 2019

The initial phase of construction on the Amur Gas Processing Plant in Svobodny, Russia has been completed. Located on the banks for the Zeya River about 60 miles (96.5 km) from the Chinese border, Svobodny was founded in 1912 during the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway network, serving as a major transportation hub for Russia.

The Amur Gas Processing Plant’s six production lines, each capable of producing 247 Bcf (7 X 109 m3) of natural gas, are being constructed in phases to correspond with the development of Gazprom’s production capacities in the Yakutia and Irkutsk regions of Siberia. The plant will also have a helium production facility, and the ability to produce ethane and liquefied hydrocarbon gases.

The Amur plant is an integral part of Russia’s production chain linking the country’s natural gas production centers at the Kovyktinskoye deposit in Irkutsk region and the Chayandinskoye oil, gas and condensate field in Yakutia. The plant will also serve as a natural gas supply link to China. The first two lines are slated for commissioning by 2021.

To offset the harsh Siberia climate, Penetron crystalline technology, known as Penetron Admix, was used in the plant’s foundation structures. Added during the batching phase, Penetron Admix becomes part of the concrete mix by forming insoluble crystals, making the concrete impermeable. The crystalline technology protects against concrete deterioration caused by corrosion, freeze-thaw cycles and chemical attacks.

The Penetron Group is a manufacturer of specialty construction products for concrete waterproofing, concrete repairs and floor preparation systems.

Delivered directly to your inbox, CompressorTech² News features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Latest News
ADNOC and bp enter JV
Plan to grow gas portfolio in Egypt
The history of the gas compression industry comes to life
Norm Shade’s upcoming book highlights 150 years of products, technologies and companies
Solar Turbines has new president
York replaces Pellette at Caterpillar subsidiary