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Construction launched for railroad bridge to deliver cargo to Amur GPP

February 17, 2017, 10:15

The first pile was installed in the foundation of the planned railroad bridge across the Bolshaya Pyora River (Svobodnensky District) to be used for delivering cargo to the Amur gas processing plant (GPP).

The bridge across the Bolshaya Pyora River will serve as a crucial part of the railway line connecting the Amur GPP and the Trans-Baikal Railway. The bridge will be 252 meters long, with eight piers and seven spans.

Construction is underway for other components of the railroad infrastructure: non-public railway tracks with a total length of 45 kilometers, two railroad stations (Zavodskaya and Zavodskaya-2), and an overpass across the Blagoveshchensk – Svobodny motor road.

The construction process involves unique technical solutions. Specifically, the upper part of the overpass will be removable to allow for transporting large equipment for the Amur GPP via the motor road.

The railroad infrastructure is being built with the help of 225 workers and 104 units of equipment.


The Amur gas processing plant with a design capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be the largest such plant in Russia and one of the biggest in the world. The GPP will also include the world’s largest helium production facility with a capacity of up to 60 million cubic meters per year. The technologies to construct the plant will be provided by Germany’s Linde. The Amur GPP will cover a total area of 800 hectares.

The Amur GPP will serve as an essential link in the chain of natural gas supplies to China via the eastern route. The plant will receive multi-component gas via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline from the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centers, which are being established by Gazprom within the Eastern Gas Program.

Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk (part of Gazprom Group) is the investor and customer of the Amur GPP construction project.

NIPIGAZ (part of SIBUR Group) acting as the construction manager is Russia’s leading center for design, supplies, logistics and construction management.

When construction reaches its peak in 2019, over 15,000 people will work at the project’s construction site.

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