The Government of the Russian Federation will allocate only a small part of the state funding requested by the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the project "Breakthrough to LNG Markets"
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation expected to receive 35 billion rubles from the budget. in 2022-2030, and only 300 million rubles are indicated in the project passport. But there are other sources as well.
Moscow, August 24 - IA Neftegaz.RU. The federal project "Breakthrough to LNG Markets", developed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, will receive only a part of the budget funds requested for it.
This was reported to Kommersant on August 24, 2022 , referring to an updated version of the project's passport published by the Maysky Decree Telegram channel.
The goal of the Breakthrough to LNG Markets project is to provide Russian liquefied natural gas ( LNG ) production projects with domestic equipment and technologies, as well as to guarantee the long-term technological independence of LNG production projects in Russia.
The project provides for R&D, the creation of prototypes and the launch of serial production of equipment.
According to the project passport, the total cost of the program until 2030 is estimated at 89.32 billion rubles, of which:
3.661 billion rubles are provided for the implementation of 18 research projects to create equipment for medium- and large-capacity LNG production,
for the creation of prototypes for 18 types of equipment for medium and large-scale LNG production - 85.659 billion rubles.
Of these, only 300 million rubles will be allocated from the federal budget. (150 million rubles each in 2022 and 2023).
In particular, 100 million rubles are planned for R&D on the creation of equipment for medium- and large-tonnage LNG in 2022, and 50 million rubles for the creation of prototypes. in 2022 and 150 million rubles. in 2023.
All other funds must be attracted from extrabudgetary sources.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation expected to receive 35 billion rubles from the budget. in 2022-2030, and attract the rest through investments from equipment manufacturers.
The updated project passport states that already in 2022 the share of Russian LNG equipment of plants based on Russian LNG technology is 40%, while in the previous version, the Ministry of Industry and Trade expected to achieve this goal only by 2024.
At the same level, the indicator will remain until 2027, in 2028 it should grow to 60%, and by 2030 - up to 80%.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation expects that Russian enterprises will master the production of 18 types of equipment for medium- and large-tonnage LNG production by 2030.
The list of priority areas for the development of equipment for medium- and large-tonnage LNG production includes:
submersible sealed LNG export pump,
cryogenic ball valve,
membrane element of the primary barrier for LNG storage and transportation systems,
boil off gas compressor,
thermal insulation panel for LNG storage and transportation systems,
direct diesel driven sea water fire pump,
gas turbine waste heat recovery unit using organic heat carriers,
a line of technological centrifugal pumps of types BB3, BB5 and VS1/VS6 according to API 610 / GOST 32601 for large-capacity LNG production,
cryogenic butterfly valve,
expander-compressor unit of high power (up to 8 MW),
electrically driven feed gas booster compressor of high power (>35 MW),
cold block of a cryogenic air separation unit with a hermetic casing,
spiral-wound cryogenic heat exchanger for large-capacity LNG production,
terminal arm for shipment of LNG, condensate and removal of boil-off gas,
piping parts made of carbon and stainless steel according to ASME,
compressor unit of refrigerant systems for high power turbines.
The updated passport notes that in 2021 state support was provided for the development of LNG equipment for a total of 964 million rubles. in the following areas:
Konar - development of a sea water pumping unit for fire fighting,
Logicroof Plant - development of thermal insulation panels for membrane storage and transportation LNG tanks,
Kazankompressormash - development of a boil-off gas compressor,
OKBM Afrikantov (part of Rosatom) - development of liquid expanders.
In 2021, at the site of NIIEFA (part of Rosatom), with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (subsidy in the amount of 1.35 billion rubles under the state program "Industrial Development and Increasing its Competitiveness") , a bench complex for testing LNG equipment was put into operation . In December 2021, testing of an LNG export pump manufactured by OKBM Afrikantov, created with government support, began. The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation told Kommersant that the Breakthrough to LNG Markets project is being implemented in accordance with the plan. With the support of the ministry, 7 out of 18 projects are being implemented, the list of which was compiled by NOVATEK and Gazprom. The remaining 11 are planned to be supported by the end of 2022.
Prototypes have already been created in a number of areas, in particular, Afrikantov OKBM has successfully tested an LNG unloading pump for the NOVATEK Arctic LNG-2 project.
By Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of August 17, 2022 No. 2289-r, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is allocated budget allocations in the amount of 1 billion rubles from the government reserve fund in 2022. to provide subsidies to Russian organizations for financial support of R&D costs for the implementation of projects under the Breakthrough to LNG Markets program.
It is noted that in 2022, at least 2 billion rubles are provided for the creation of draft designs for equipment for medium- and large-capacity production of liquefied natural gas, taking into account the sale until 2028 of the equipment produced within the framework of the created sketches.
In the future, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation plans to continue seeking funds to support this direction.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation has prepared a draft government decree indexing R&D expenses in the LNG sector when calculating income tax by 1.5 times.
Meanwhile, the industry is requesting more active state support in funding R&D for LNG technologies.
During the SPIEF on June 17, 2022, the head of NOVATEK L. Mikhelson spoke about the need to create a domestic liquefaction technology, which will require a full-fledged localization program provided by the state in full.
According to NOVATEK, the enterprises with which the company is working will need about 24 billion rubles. for R&D.
L. Mikhelson recalled that in 2018-2021. The Government of the Russian Federation approved a number of documents aimed at organizing the production of LNG equipment in Russia, however, all these documents were not supported by funding.