On September 1, the president of Russia Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Vice Premier of Chinese State Council Zhang Gaoli and top management of Gazprom state corporation have visited Yakutsk to launch the new gas project “Power of Siberia”.
This scale project aimed at opening of new markets in the Asia-Pacific region, “Power of Siberia” will be a general gas- transport system to Irkutsk and Yakutsk (Chayanda field) gas production centers and will transport gas via Khabarovsk to Vladivostok.
At the first stage there will be main gas pipeline “Yakutia- Khabarovsk- Vladivostok”, which is planned to be operational in 2017. The second stage is connection of Irkutsk gas pipe line center with Yakut center.
Technical characteristics of the pipeline:
The length is about 4,000 km (Yakutia-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok-about 3200 km, Irkutsk Oblast (Irkutsk region)- Yakutia, about 800km)