Gazprom, Linde talk gas cooperation

Russian giant Gazprom held talks with the technology company Linde focusing on the potential of expanding the cooperation.

Talks were centered around the Amur gas processing plant (GPP) construction project for which Linde supplied the equipment for cryogenic recovery of substances from gas.

Gazprom noted in its statement that the construction project is going according to schedule.

The 2018 navigation plan is completed, with all of Linde’s heavy and large equipment delivered to the construction site by sea and river transport, Gazprom said.

The two companies also discussed the Russian-German technological collaboration. In September, the first spiral heat exchanger was delivered to the Amur GPP. The equipment was produced in Russia for the first time as part of localization efforts by Linde Power Machines, a joint venture of Power Machines and Linde, with support from Gazprom.

Linde’s technologies and equipment are also used in the construction project for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya compressor station.

In the course of the meeting, the parties reviewed the prospects of expanding cooperation in the field of gas processing and liquefaction, including the use of gas as a vehicle fuel.