Nizhny Novgorod region will support the project test equipment for LNG

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in fotobanka for liquefied natural gas. Archival photoNizhny Novgorod region will support the project test equipment for LNG© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The government of Nizhny Novgorod region will support the project to create a unique database for testing of import substituting equipment that will be used for the production in Russia of liquefied natural gas, said the acting Governor of the region Gleb Nikitin.

Questions of creation in the Nizhniy Novgorod region of the Russian bench test base for LNG projects were discussed in the meeting held under the leadership of Nikitin Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday.

«Now there are truly universal stands only two in the world, and all of them are in the United States. It is therefore natural that for Russia it is crucial to have such a stand,» said Nikitin reporters after the meeting.

He reminded that the state Corporation «Rosatom» and its Nizhny Novgorod enterprise «OKBM Afrikantov» took the initiative to create such a stand in the region.

«We will provide all support, including the selection of an appropriate venue and providing the necessary benefits,» said Nikitin. This is a project that is a priority in the framework of the orders given by the President of the country, and therefore support from the leadership of the region will be carried out in the framework of the overall roadmap which is being implemented by the Russian government, it will necessarily measures of Federal support of the project, said the acting Governor.

The technology of production, storage and transportation of liquefied natural gas is one of the priority tasks set by President of Russia Vladimir Putin. To solve this year, the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation has prepared a road map of the localization of relevant technologies in Russia. It provides for the establishment of new scientific developments for liquefied gas, as well as polygons for testing.