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CJSC Stroytransgaz Installs First Adsorber at the Kazachya Station

January 25, 2014

On January 25 CJSC Stroytransgaz installed the first of ten adsorbers at the Kazachya Compressor Station that are used to strip the gas of moisture and solids. It is planned to set up ten adsorbers by the end of the year. Each adsorber weighs 230 tons, is 22 m high and is up to 6 m wide.

The transportation and delivery of the adsorbers for the Kazachya Compressor Station – is aunique project. Two kilometers of perfectly smooth high-strength roadway with a maximum possible angle of 5% were built for its implementation. Moreover, the embankments were reinforced and a temporary terminal with a capability to accommodate up to 1,000 tons of cargo was built. In addition, in order for the towboats and the barge carrying the adsorbers to pass through almost 50 km from the mouth of the Kuban River to the terminal, the river fairway was specially prepared: it was deepened by up to 2.5 m and widened by more than 30 m  with dredgers and floating cranes.

The project also has a great social value and increases safety in the region. In particular, the technological solution used by CJSC Stroytransgaz will significantly reduce the risk of flooding in the Kuban region.

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CJSC Stroytransgaz is one of Russia’s leading construction companies that provides Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Maintenance services related to large-scale infrastructure projects in the global oil and gas industry. The company has been part of such projects as ESPO, BPS-2, the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta pipeline, and the Southern Corridor including the Kazachya Compressor Station.

The Kazachya Compressor Station will be built in two phases. Gazprom is the project’s investor and Gazprom Invest is the customer. CJSC Stroytransgaz was selected the general contractor for the construction Phase 1.The Kazachya Station construction Phase 1 takes up 39 months and will be completed in 2016. Following Phase 1 launch the station will reach  a capacity of 100 MW (generated by four GPA-25 gas pumping units). The generated output gas pressure will total 11.8 MPa. Phase 2 is to be carried out in 2016-2017 and is to double the station’s total capacity to 200 MW.

The project will utilize the best and most up-to-date environmental standards. The total area of the site is 91.3 hectares, and after the construction is completed, the site will be reclaimed and the landscape will be restored.

The Gazprom Group has embarked on the Southern Corridor project pursuing two goals: to supply additional natural gas to Russia’s central and southern regions fostering the development of local industries and public services and bringing gas to new households; and to deliver gas to be fed into the South Stream pipeline running across the Black Sea (thus diversifying export routes to Southern and Central Europe).

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