Gazprom has started the second train of its Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) in the far southeast of Russia, which is set become a major source for global helium supply.
One of the main products of the Amur GPP is helium, with an annual output of 60 million cubic meters for the product which is used in high-tech industries and electronics.
“The GPP is poised to become the global leader in helium production,” Gazprom said in a statement.
The Russian gas company launched the first production train earlier in June, and construction of trains three to six is ongoing. Gazprom says the Amur GPP is now 76.5% complete ahead of it being finished in 2025.
“In addition, the logistics center for the servicing of thermally-insulated helium containers (the helium hub) near the city of Vladivostok will soon be put in operation,” Gazprom said in a statement.
“The center is needed to deliver liquid helium from the Amur GPP to the global market. Containers with liquid helium will be transported between the GPP, the hub, and the ports of the Primorye Territory via freight trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).”