Gazprom starts up Amur TPP
Russia's Gazprom has commissioned the Svobodny thermal power station that will provide its Amur gas processing plant (GPP) with thermal energy and electricity, the company said on April 20.
The plant has a capacity of 160 MW for power and 249 Gcal/hour for heat. It comprises three power steam boilers, two steam turbine power units and a single digital control and monitoring system. Electricity will be delivered to the Amur GPP via a 220/110-kV switchgear and power transmission line that connects with the national grid.
The Amur GPP will be one of the largest complexes of its size, handling up to 42bn m3/year of east Siberian gas on route to China via the Power of Siberia pipeline. Gazprom reported in February that the project was 72% complete. Its first two production trains are due online this year.