Roadmaps for the implementation of several projects in Russia have been signed in the last few days, as part of the XII International Investment Forum ‘Sochi – 2013’.

Among them is a Roadmap for the creation of facilities for helium extraction from natural gas, including the involvement of JSC Cryogenmash.

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Natalia Chervonenko, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprombank (GBP) Management Board signed several Roadmaps to implement long-term programmes of cooperation among Gazprom and machine-building companies of GPB Group: REP Holding, OMZ and Cryogenmash.

The signed documents are aimed at creating advanced products meeting Gazprom’s rigorous requirements, and providing Russian fuel and energy companies with world-class cutting-edge technologies and competencies in the area of production, development and maintenance.

The cooperation between Gazprom and REP Holding is targeted at developing and launching mass production of unified gas compressor units (GCU). The GCUs with a capacity ranging between 16 and 32 MW have improved performances (higher efficiency and longer lifecycle) and can be repaired on-site.

According to the Roadmap signed with OMZ, the main areas of cooperation between the parties will involve the creation of modern gas treatment units, small-scale gas liquefaction units, underground gas storage equipment, subsea gas production systems, and facilities for helium extraction from natural gas.

The Roadmap for cooperation with Cryogenmash stipulates joining efforts for developing helium production infrastructure across Russia, in autonomous gasification and as part of Gazprom’s activities in Eastern Russia. Cryogenmash will draw up technical and commercial proposals regarding the supply of a helium concentrate extraction facility to the Chayandinoskey field, and a number of process facilities for the Belogorsk Gas Processing Plant.