Over 2,000 km of pipes were welded and laid
Gazprom built 95.5% of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, including welding and laying of 2,064 km of pipes from Yakutia to the border with China, the company said in its press release on Friday.
"2,064 km of pipes were welded and laid on the segment of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline from Yakutia to the Russia-China border, which totals 95.5% of its length. Construction readiness of the two-line underwater crossing of the Power of Siberia over the Amur River is 90%. Pipe pulling in both tunnels was completed. Construction of Atamanskaya border compressor station continues," Gazprom says.
In 2018, Gazprom plans to invest nearly 218 billion rubles in the Power of Siberia gas pipeline project.
Currently, work is underway on the construction of key facilities of the first start-up complex of the Amur Gas Processing Plant, which is an important element of the technological supply chain of gas through the Power of Siberia.
Gas from fields in Eastern Siberia (Chayandinsky in Yakutia and Kovykta in the Irkutsk Region) will be transported both to the domestic Russian market and exported to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The gas supply project to the eastern regions of China is also called the eastern route.
In 2018, Gazprom plans to invest nearly 218 billion rubles in the Power of Siberia gas pipeline project against 158.8 billion rubles in 2017.
According to the contract signed on May 21, 2014 between Gazprom and the Chinese CNPC, 38 billion cubic meters of gas will be delivered via the “eastern route” for 30 years. The contract amount is $ 400 billion.