Construction of the Portovaya compressor station (CS), which is part of the Gryazovets – Vyborg gas trunkline, was launched today in the Portovaya Bay near Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast. The compressor station will be a starting point for gas supplies via the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
The celebrations were attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, heads of the Company's subdivisions and contracting companies.
“We have started building the last facility of the onshore section of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. We will launch construction of the offshore section this spring.
The Portovaya CS will be a unique gas transmission facility in terms of aggregate capacity, working pressure (220 Ata), gas transmission distance and daily gas dehydration volume. The station is unparalleled in the world. This facility is at the forefront of the sci-tech progress in the gas industry. When implementing this project Gazprom will utilize novel equipment and cutting-edge technologies. The station will secure gas transmission over the distance of 1,200 kilometers via the Nord Stream and no extra compressor stations will be built on the German coast.
The CS construction is a crucial stage in Gazprom’s activities aimed at diversifying the Russian gas supply routes and enhancing the European energy security,” stated Alexey Miller.