A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Linde, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019.
The meeting participants discussed the current progress and prospects of their cooperation, in particular the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) construction project in which Linde's equipment is used. It was noted that the installation of key equipment for cryogenic gas separation and helium liquefaction has been completed at the GPP's first two production trains.
During the summer navigation period of 2019, Linde's large equipment for the GPP's third production train will be delivered to the construction site via the Zeya River. The said delivery will include the second spiral heat exchanger produced by the joint venture of Linde and Power Machines in St. Petersburg. The foundations for the large equipment of the third production train are already in place.
In the course of the meeting, appreciation was expressed with regard to the parties' collaboration on the construction project for the LNG production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya compressor station where Linde's technologies and equipment are also used. It is planned to bring the complex into operation in 2019.
Alexey Miller and Wolfgang Reitzle also considered the prospects of cooperation between their companies in the field of hydrocarbon processing, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and storage.