Site news 7.03.2014
March 7, 2014, Rybisnk. - NPO Saturn presented full-scale mock-ups of its industrial turbine engines GTE-4RM and E-70/8RD as part of the integrated United Engine Corporation’s exhibition booth at the XII International “Russia Power - 2014” exposition held in Moscow on 4-6 March 2014.
One of NPO Saturn’s activities is the design and development of gas turbine engines for industrial and marine applications in the power range of 2.5 - 10 MW. The main features of the integrated exhibition booth during the Russia Power - 2014 expo were the industrial turbine applications designed specifically by NPO Saturn.
According to Pavel Fetisov, NPO Saturn deputy CEO for industrial and marine GTE programs, “the company has its niche categories in the Gazprom-controlled market: these are the GTE-4RM engines used for underground gas storage rooms. Over the next 2-3 years Gazprom will need from 20 to 25 such gas turbine engines to be used for the underground gas storage, and our customer plans to actively develop that field of activity.”
As a reminder, the first GTE-4RM was put into operation back in 2004 at the Kasimov underground gas storage site. At the moment the company is working on the production of the 38th, 39th and 40th engines.
NPO Saturn carries out after-market support on all of its customer-delivered products throughout the entire life cycle. In parallel NPO Saturn is constantly working on enhancing the characteristics of its engines upgrading their in-service performance and increasing their reliability level.
During the exhibition, the specialists of NPO Saturn conducted a number of meetings and talks with the representatives of their customers’ companies operating their industrial gas turbine engines as part of their power plants; the parties discussed about the current operation of the engines at the customer sites as well as the engine maintenance and overhaul schedules. For instance, for the DO49R engines, NPO Saturn plans to increase the engine life from 25 thousand hours to 30 thousand hours. There are approximately 30 DO49R engines operated at different customers’ sites. They have demonstrated excellent in-service operability, which unquestionably attracts new customers.
NPO Saturn is also steadily developing its marine engine program. In view of recent growth in volume of civil and military ship building and the growing interest of oil and gas companies to order new ships and the seashore area infrastructure shelf-prospecting equipment, NPO Saturn is offering to the market a dual-fuel/single-fuel marine gas turbine engine E70/8RD for marine application.
A mock-up of the “marine and seashore area engine” was presented at the Russia Power - 2014 expo. Many exhibition booth visitors showed a lot of interest in that engine asking various questions to the NPO Saturn team working at the exhibition.
“In general, there are quite a few interesting ways to proceed when it comes to marine applications, which we will continue developing further on, - shared Pavel Fetisov. - Among other items on the agenda is the potential involvement of NPO Saturn in supply of gas turbine engines and their derivatives to be installed on new Navy ships and participation of Saturn in the upgrade of the existing Navy fleet.”
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of mechanical engineers of Russia whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of the OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.
The OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
The Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.