Energy assets

Natural gas production
2,816  Mcm
Gas condensate production
91 kt
Share of renewables across the Group
51 %

Nornickel operates its own energy assets, which are managed by the Energy Division and comprise four natural gas fields, three combined heat and power (CHP) plants, two hydropower plants (Ust-Khantayskaya HPP and Kureyskaya HPP), as well as gas pipelines and power lines. Electricity is generated from renewable (hydropower) and non-renewable (natural gas) sources.

Norilskgazprom produces gas and gas condensate from the Pelyatkinskoye, Yuzhno-Soleninskoye and Severo-Soleninskoye gas condensate fields, as well as the Messoyakhskoye gas field.

Start of production
Gas reserves
250.4 bcm
Gas condensate reserves
4,606 kt

Production volumeGas condensate production figures include production losses (carryover with separation gas).

Natural gas (Mcm3)
Gas condensate (kt)

Norilsktransgaz transports natural gas and gas condensate from fields to consumers. The string length of its gas and condensate pipelines totals 1,639 km. The pipelines were commissioned in 1969.

Taimyr Fuel Company is a strategic supplier of light and heavy oil products to the Far North, performing important commercial and social functions, as well as exporting gas condensate to consumers. The company’s operations span vast areas of Russia, including the Norilsk Industrial District, the cities of Krasnoyarsk and Dudinka, Murmansk Region, and Zabaykalsky Territory. Taimyr Fuel Company supplies petroleum products to mining, exploration and transport companies and municipal enterprises. Its key consumers are the Norilsk Nickel Group enterprises.

NTEC is an electricity and heat generation, transmission and distribution company. Energy is generated from both renewable (hydropower) and non-renewable (natural gas) sources. NTEC supplies electricity, heat and water to Norilsk households, as well as to all industrial and commercial consumers in the Norilsk Industrial District. The local electricity grid is operationally and geographically isolated from the national grid (the Unified Energy System of Russia), which means stricter reliability requirements. NTEC operates five generating facilities: three thermal power plants with a total installed capacity of 1,115 MW and two hydropower plants with a total installed capacity of 1,111 MW. The total installed capacity of all plants is 2,226 MW.

Power generation mix in the Norilsk Industrial District in 2022 (%)

Ust-Khantayskaya and Kureyskaya HPPs are NTEC’s two renewable electricity generation facilities. In 2022, the share of renewables in total electricity generation stood at 51% for the Group and 56% for the Norilsk Industrial District.

The Kola and Trans-Baikal Divisions purchase electricity on the wholesale electricity and capacity market (WECM). Harjavalta sources electricity from the Finnish electricity market.

The Company’s investment programme includes a number of projects to boost the share of renewables such as hydropower, capture fuel and energy savings and improve the reliability of energy and gas supplies.

The Company’s key projects to improve equipment reliability and energy efficiency and to boost output include: