10 June 2021

The First Two GPU-32 Ladoga Units are Operating at the Amur GPP

The first two gas-pumping units (GPU-32) Ladoga manufactured at Nevskiy Zavod are operating as part of the process chain at the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) the first production train of which was officially put into operation on June 9, 2021.

The GPU-32 Ladoga units are the key equipment of the Amur GPP booster compressor stations and are designed to compress and then supply the methane fraction from the Plant to the main gas pipeline Power of Siberia. There will be two such units installed on each of the six process lines of the Plant.

The design of the unit employs technical solutions that ensure reliable operation of the gas-pumping unit and its components in the natural and climatic conditions of the Far East - at low temperature and seismicity up to 8 points. The gas-pumping unit consists of a highly efficient centrifugal compressor and a state-of-the-art powerful gas turbine being its drive. Also, it comprises the systems of cooling and ventilation of the gas turbine unit, oil supply and fuel supply, exhaust system, filter house and other auxiliary equipment. The state-of-the-art integrated automatic control system guarantees the highest level of the unit operation safety and ensures uninterrupted gas transport.

The contract for supply of 12 GPU-32 Ladoga units for the Amur GPP was signed in late 2017. Currently, two gas-pumping units for the second process line are undergoing start-up and commissioning works. Installation of four more units is being completed. The delivery of equipment for the Amur GPP is planned to be completed in 2022.


The Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) is being built near the city of Svobodny in the Amur Region and will become one of the world largest natural gas processing plants upon reaching its full capacity. Its design capacity will be 42 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. The Plant will consist of six process lines. In addition to the purified methane fraction, the marketable products of the Amur GPP will include ethane, propane, butane, pentane-hexane fraction and helium.
Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk (part of the Gazprom Group) is the investor, customer and operator of the Amur GPP. Construction management is carried out by NIPIGAZ (part of the SIBUR Group).

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