The first supply of Russian gas to China via the Power of Siberia is imminent and the TurkStream pipeline will be operational by the end of the year.
The Gazprom Board of Directors have expressed its approval of the company’s ongoing work on major investment projects throughout Russia.
As of last week, the Power of Siberia gas pipeline has been filled with gas from the Chayandinskoye field with start-up and commissioning operations nearly finalised at the field’s core facilities.
Since the drilling of 190 gas production wells has been completed, the work is progressing ahead of schedule and the current production drilling at the Kovyktinskoye field will start feeding gas into Power of Siberia in 2023.
Linking to the Power of Siberia’s gas supply chain is one of the world’s largest processing plants – the Amur Gas Processing Plant – where the core equipment for the first two production trains is nearly assembled and the third train’s gas separation equipment is installed.
By the end of 2019, Gazprom aims to have the TurkStream gas pipeline in operation since start-up and commissioning processes are in the final stage.
Currently, both strings of TurkStream are filled with gas while the Russkaya CS and landfall section in Russia are ready for operation.
Additionally, at the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline, an expansion project is being carried out on the section between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Khabarovsk where large diameter pipes are being transported to stations along the pipeline’s route for the welding of double-jointed segments.
The Yamal Gas Production Centre is also undergoing a development that will be synchronised with the ongoing expansion of the northern gas transmission corridor and strategically important on a national scale, according to Gazprom.
The Gazprom management committee has been instructed to continue its work on implementing all major investment projects.
For more information visit the Gazprom website.
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