Gas compressor sets designed and manufactured by Rostec-incorporated United Engine Corporation were installed at Ukhta-Torzhok-2 trunk pipeline which is the base for Nord Stream and Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipelines.
On December 5, third (final) production facility and Ukhta-Torzhok-2 trunk pipeline were launched at Bovanenkovo oil and gas condensate field. Aleksey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom Board of Directors, Dmitry Artyukhov, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Governor, directors of dedicated Gazprom divisions and its subsidiaries and also contractors’ representatives participated in the ceremony. Vladimir Putin, the Russian Federation president, used a video linkup to congratulate the participants on this major achievement.
Rybinsk-based UEC-Gas Turbines Joint-stock Company (UEC-GT) manufactured and supplied 15 GTN-16R gas compressor units each rated at 16MW and 16 GPA-Ts-25 gas compressor packages each rated at 25 MW for Ukhta-Torzhok gas trunk line. GTN-16R units are driven by high-efficiency industrial PS-90GP2 gas turbine engines (produced by UEC-Perm Engines).
All gas compressor equipment complies with STO Gazprom requirements and is in line with applicable RF regulations and Gazprom codes.
Yamal gas production center is of strategic importance for Russian gas industry in XXI century. Gas production facilities No. 2 and No. 1 were commissioned in 2012 and 2014 correspondingly. On 5 December 2018, gas production facility No. 3 was put onstream; this includes gas treatment plant with capacity of 30 billion cubic meters per year. With this facility in operation, the production field reaches its target capacity of 115 billion cubic meters per year.
Northern corridor trunk pipelines are delivering gas from Yamal to consumers in Russia and abroad. It is becoming the key route of the Russia’s unified gas supply system. Since 2012, Gazprom has commissioned advanced and high-performance Bovanenkovo-Ukhta, Ukhta-Torzhok and Bovanenkovo-Ukhta-2 trunk pipelines. These days, Ukhta-Torzhok pipeline with a length of 970 km and a target capacity of 45 billion cubic meters per year has been connected to the unified gas supply system.