The plant will liquefy gas coming from the Russian pipeline network to the Portovaya compressor station, which is the starting point of Gazprom-led Nord Stream subsea export pipeline to Germany.

Linde, which has expanded its ties with Gazprom in recent years, said that Portovaya LNG “represents another milestone for successful strategic co-operation between Gazprom and Linde in the area of cryogenic natural gas processing and liquefaction”.

The planned plant will use Linde’s proprietary technology, a multi-stage mixed refrigerant process.