The Ust-Labinsk District of the Krasnodar Territory hosted today festive events dedicated to bringing onstream the Kubanskaya compressor station (CS) being an integral part of the Southern Corridor gas transmission system.
Taking part in the events were Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Vadim Lukoyanov, Deputy Head of the Krasnodar Territory Administration, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry of the Krasnodar Territory.
ôThe Kubanskaya CS has become a crucial part of Gazprom's gas transmission system in southern Russia. It will enhance the security of gas supplies to the Black Sea coast of the Krasnodar Territory as well as the Olympic venues. Later on, the compressor station will supply gas via the Southern Corridor to the South Stream gas export pipeline. Therefore, the timely commissioning of the Kubanskaya CS is yet another proof of the fact that Gazprom keeps up with the Southern Corridor construction schedule,ö said Vitaly Markelov.
The Kubanskaya CS was built with the use of modern equipment and cutting-edge technologies. The aggregate capacity of the station is 48 MW. At present, four gas compressor units (GCU) with the capacity of 12 MW each are installed at the compressor station. All GCUs are equipped with automatic control and security systems.
Gazprom Group is implementing the Southern Corridor GTS project in the aim of supplying additional gas to a number of Russia's central and southern regions in order to develop industrial and utility sectors, intensify gasification and ensure gas supply into South Stream.
The project covers eight Russian constituent entities, including the Krasnodar Territory.
The total length of the gas transmission system will be 2,506.2 kilometers. The project stipulates building 10 compressor stations with a total capacity of 1,516 MW. The annual throughput of the Southern Corridor gas pipeline system will be 63 billion cubic meters. The project is to be implemented before late 2017.