The technology company The Linde Group has recently been selected by Gazprom and Project EPC contractor SRDI Oil & Gas Peton as the licenser for a mid-scale LNG production, storage and shipment complex in Portovaya, located in Russia at the Baltic Sea. The plant will liquefy natural gas coming from the nearby compressor station which is part of Gazprom’s Nord Stream pipeline.
“Gazprom’s Portovaya LNG Project, which was jointly developed with the Russian engineering holding Peton, represents another milestone for the successful strategic cooperation between Gazprom and Linde in the area of cryogenic natural gas processing and liquefaction,” said Aldo Belloni, CEO of Linde AG. “With a yearly capacity of around 1.5 million tons of LNG, the plant fits very well into Linde’s LNG plant portfolio, bridging the gap between small- and world-scale LNG projects.”
The plant will use Linde’s LIMUM® technology, a multi-stage mixed refrigerant process achieving best-in-class energy efficiency, applying its proprietary coil wound heat exchangers. Under the contract with Peton, Linde will perform basic engineering for the process plant and supply the equipment and related bulk material for the cryogenic units of the plant. Both companies are already successfully cooperating on other projects like the Amur Gas Processing Plant (Amur GPP), located in the far east of Russia.
Linde’s Engineering Division has a lot of experience across the entire natural gas processing chain, from proprietary process technology to manufacturing specialized, tailor-made cryogenic equipment. This know-how is complemented by Peton’s experience in the design and construction of turnkey projects on the territory of Russia.