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Gazprom reworking Blagoveshchensk: creating new opportunities for professionals!

The Amur GPP will be the first in Russia and the second in the world in terms of gas processing volumes, and will provide thousands of specialists with jobs and a comfortable life

Gazprom reworking Blagoveshchensk: creating new opportunities for professionals!
Photo: Igor Afanasyev, General Director of Gazprom Recycling Blagoveshchensk, presents the project of the Amur Gas Processing Plant at VEF-2017. Photo by TASS
The Far East Free city was born thanks to the infrastructural project of the Stolypin times - the construction of the Amur Railway. The city was founded a little more than 100 years ago, in 1912 year. It was assumed that Free, favorably located at the intersection of the new highway and the river Zeya, eventually become the capital of the Amur region. But his fate was different. Now there are only 54 thousand inhabitants. Of the sights - with a dozen monuments of the Soviet period and the longest in the country children's railway. But very soon the life of the city, born of an ambitious project, will completely change the other, much more ambitious. In June of this year, the government of the Russian Federation established a territory for outrunning socio-economic development - the "Free" TOR. And potential residents of TOR have already appeared. The anchor resident was OOO Gazprom pererabotka Blagoveshchensk, a member of the Gazprom Group. This company is the investor and the customer of the project of construction of the Amur gas processing plant. And when the project is implemented, then OOO Gazprom pererabotka Blagoveshchensk will operate it.

The agreement on the implementation of activities in the territory of the leading socio-economic development (TOP) "Svobodny" was signed at the East Economic Forum by Igor Afanasiev, Director General of Gazprom Recycling Blagoveshchensk, and Denis Tikhonov, Director General of the Corporation for Development of the Far East. The signing was attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of PJSC Gazprom, Yury Trutnev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District, Alexander Galushka, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and Alexander Kozlov, Governor of the Amur Region.

According to the document, the company Gazprom Recycling Blagoveshchensk, an investor and customer of the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GEA) construction project, received the status of a resident of the Svobodny TOR. The agreement is effective until the year 2052 with the possibility of prolongation and covers both the period of creation of the Amur Gas Processing Plant and associated infrastructure and the period of their operation.

The Amur Gas Processing Plant will become the largest enterprise in Russia and the second largest in the world in terms of natural gas processing volumes. Its design capacity will be 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year. For comparison: last year all gas processing plants in Russia processed 74 billion cubic meters of natural gas. So, with the output of the Amur Gas Processing Plant for the projected capacity, the volume of natural gas processing in the country will grow by more than 50%.

Raw materials will flow through the "Siberia Power" gas pipeline from the Yakut and Irkutsk gas production centers, which Gazprom creates within the framework of the Eastern Gas Program. The buyer of commodity gas in the largest in the history of the contract will be China. The planned volume of exports is 38 billion cubic meters of methane per year.

Not only traditional ethane, propane, butane and pentane-hexane fractions will be produced at the Amur Gas Processing Plant, the world's largest helium production will be created here - up to 60 million cubic meters per year.

The main consumers of helium produced by the Amur Gas Processing Plant are Asian countries. This inert gas will be used in the rocket and space, electronic and nuclear industries, in shipbuilding and will be used for the production of semiconductors and optical fibers, and will also find application in fundamental and applied research, medicine and the entertainment industry.

Today, ATP countries account for about 36% of global helium consumption. The main consumers are Japan and China. The Chinese region is currently demonstrating the world's highest growth rates of helium consumption. Consumption for this gas is developing in South Korea and Taiwan, Thailand and India.

Significant production volumes and territorial proximity of the Amur Gas Processing Plant to key sales markets in conditions of technological limitations on helium transportation (helium can be stored in containers without losses no more than 45 days) determine the high competitiveness of the plant's products. Thus, there are all the prerequisites for the fact that Russian liquefied helium will occupy a significant share of the APR markets and the world market as a whole.

The launch of the largest investment project in the Far Eastern Federal District was given by President Vladimir Putin at 2015, as the project is important for both Gazprom and the entire country.

Construction of this scale in the country was not from 70-80 years of the last century. The size of the main building site alone is more than 850 hectares, it could accommodate 1100 football fields. And the total area of ​​land plots of all objects of the Amur GPP is even greater - over 1700 ha.

In 2017, the project moved into the active phase of implementation: On August, 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the construction site and launched the laying of the foundation for the main technological facilities of the complex. As he saw in his expansion, the President of the Republic, such critical projects in the geographic area of ​​the country have never yet been eradicated. This is a huge step in the development of the Long Beach.

"Psyk zavoda datt possible to passhirit Yakutyev's gasification and start the gasification of the Ambka," said Baladimir Baladimirovich. "This is a great and costly work."

According to the project, the Amur Gas Processing Plant will be built in several stages. In total there will be six production lines, each with an output of 7 billion cubic meters of gas. Commissioning of the first launch complex is scheduled for April 2021. The first launch complex includes 2 production lines. In the future, one technological line will be introduced annually. Thus, by the year of 2024, 6 production lines with a design capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of gas will be commissioned. Each line will, in fact, represent an independent processing complex. Thus, for three years, from September 2017 to September 2020, Gazprom Recycling Blagoveshchensk LLC will involve about 1 500 people to operate the first start-up complex - from a repairman to a factory director. In 2024, when all the technological lines are launched, about 3000 people will work at the Amur Gas Processing Plant.

As Igor Afanasyev, General Director of Gazprom re-processing Blagoveshchensk, notes, the gas processing plant is not an oil or gas field, the operation of which is carried out on a rotational basis. This is a complex and high-tech production, which requires qualified specialists who will be employed at the enterprise on an ongoing basis.

"A key factor in the success of attracting such a significant number of specialists to a permanent job in the Far East is the creation of a comfortable environment for living and working in the Free City," said Igor Afanasyev. "Our company is already trying to create comfortable conditions for future employees." And indeed, for future employees of the plant, a modern microdistrict is already being built, designed to accommodate 5 thousand people. It will be fully autonomous with its own infrastructure. "

Total in the new neighborhood will be built up to 170 thousand square meters. m. departmental housing - 36 townhouses and 42 apartment buildings. In the future, it is planned to provide employees of the gas processing plant with preferential terms for the acquisition of housing in the property.

Everyone understands that no one will step down and go to the Far East only in pursuit of a "long" ruble. Even good housing can not become a sufficient motivation. When deciding to move, people expect that they will not lose in the new place in quality of life. That in walking distance will be everything that they are used to - polyclinics, schools, cinemas and even swimming pools. In the new micro district, all this will be. There will be a school for 900 pupils, a kindergarten at 350 places with an indoor swimming pool, a culture and leisure center, a polyclinic for adults and children, a universal sports and training complex with an ice arena and a swimming pool, a consumer service center and even multi-level parking. In general, everything you need for a normal, comfortable life.

"Of course, construction will take time. And schools, kindergartens and polyclinics are necessary for employees of our enterprise today, says Igor Afanasyev. - To solve this problem in the next two years will help the implementation of the long-term plan for the social and economic development of the city of Svobodny, developed by the city and regional authorities on behalf of the Russian President. "

The appearance of the Amur Gas Processing Plant will give a powerful impetus to the industrial development of the Amur Region and the entire Far East of Russia. After all, not only the Amur Gas Processing Plant, but also other enterprises will be built in the Free Zone.

Now PJSC "SIBUR Holding" is considering the possibility of building in the Svobodnensky region another enterprise - the Amur gas chemical complex, the raw material base for which will be provided by products of the Amur Gas Processing Plant. In the future, it is planned to form a modern technological gas-chemical cluster. It will become a center of attraction for new industries, a source of raw materials for related industries. New enterprises will also appear thanks to the preferences that determine the status of the TOSER resident - customs benefits, income tax benefits, property tax and land tax, benefits on contributions to off-budget funds and rent.

It is necessary to take into account the fact that the gas processing industry is new for the Amur region, so the local labor market will not be able to satisfy significant needs for skilled personnel. The region simply does not physically have the right number of qualified power engineers, metrologists, technologists, mechanics, chemists, IT specialists or signalmen. Inadequate human resource of the Far East compels to seek professionals with the necessary competencies beyond its borders. And above all, the Amur Gas Processing Plant expects the inflow of specialists from the regions of Russia, where similar-profile production is already operating - from the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Irkutsk Region and other regions. Perhaps, the law on the Far Eastern hectare will help them to move to their destination. Free is located geographically almost at the latitude of Sochi. Hot summer, clear and dry autumn, an abundance of picturesque lakes in the immediate vicinity of the city - many people will want to build a house here.

The gas processing plant will not work for a year, not two years and not ten years. He will always need qualified specialists who are familiar with all the subtleties of the enterprise. Therefore, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Amur Region together with PJSC Gazprom and the leadership of the plant under construction are developing a training program. The future employees of the Amur Gas Processing Plant are already studying at the Amur State University in Blagoveshchensk, which received the status of a supporting university of Gazprom, at the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Kazan National Research Technological University and the Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after IM. Gubkin. The best students receive personal scholarships of PJSC Gazprom.

Yesterday's Free Schoolchildren also have the opportunity to get the required specialty in the Amur Technical College. In Blagoveshchensk, graduates of schools can enter the Amur College of Construction and Housing. And the tenth graders 1 September of this year went to study in the profile "Gazprom-class", created on the basis of one of the schools of Svobodny.

Gazprom reworking Blagoveshchensk invests heavily in the technical equipping of colleges and universities, where the future specialists of the Amur Gas Processing Plant study. Buys equipment for chemical laboratories, opens training workshops. The company supports educational institutions, as it understands: when building a high-tech enterprise, it is not enough to invest in the construction of a plant. First of all, it is necessary to invest in the main resource - personnel.

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