Site news 16.04.2014
April 16, 2014, Rybinsk. - NPO Saturn took part in the International engine-building salon 2014 which opened on 15 April 2014 in Moscow on the premises of the all-Russian exposition center. As part of the integrated United engine corporation booth, NPO Saturn presented a production SaM146 engine. In general, the International engine-building salon 2014 featured civil and military applications exhibited by the Russian and foreign companies and delivered presentations of different products and services.
The first day of the salon was marked by the signature of a collaboration agreement between NPO Saturn and the S.S. Kutateladze thermal physics institute of the Siberian division of the Russian academy of sciences with the purpose of development and increase of competitive edge of civil and industrial gas turbine engine building in the Russian Federation, collaboration in solving research and practical tasks considering the leading role of the institute as Russia’s leading research center in the field of heat exchange and physical fluid dynamics, and taking into consideration the vast experience and competences of NPO Saturn as Russia’s leading engine-building company in the field of design and manufacture of gas turbine engines for aviation and power generation.
The signed agreement allows to join the parties’ efforts with regard to the creation of research and technology backlog of knowledge concerning prospective gas turbine engines for civil and military applications, unmanned aerial vehicles, ships (platforms) and power generation; conducting joint research in the process of developing efficient and environment-friendly combustion chambers for the next generation of gas turbine engines, upgrading testing infrastructure and diagnostic equipment and other fields of activity of the two organizations.
“Over the past three years NPO Saturn has built a comprehensive program of implementing innovative production processes into the design and development of gas turbine engines, - underscored Yuriy Shmotin, NPO Saturn technical director, - and I consider this a very essential stage of this work - ensuring a link with the fundamental science. Tremendous importance here, of course, is given to the central institutes such as CIAM and VIAM. Signature of an agreement with the S.S. Kutateladze thermal physics institute of the Siberian division of the Russian academy of sciences, is the work we’ve been conducting in the course of the last few years. It led to the appearance of concrete tasks which we will be working on together. Today, research into combustion processes and new approaches to modeling and diagnostics of these processes are as needed as never before. In the frame of the signed agreement, we would like to not only expand the means of researching into the processes occurring inside a combustion chamber, but to also come up with specific actions which would ultimately allow us to decrease the level of pollution emitted by the NPO Saturn-designed gas turbine engines. Our main goal is to produce high-quality gas turbine engines demanded by the market, operators and buyers for aircraft application as well as in the interests of the ministry of defense, the ministry of energy and Gazprom. The level of technology we are using today is quite high. However, to be able to make the next step towards the progress in engine development, we simply cannot do without the knowledge possessed by the scientists, academicians and professors representing the Russian science.”
Sergey Alekseenko, director the S.S. Kutateladze thermal physics institute of the Siberian division of the Russian academy of sciences noted: “Today for the first time ever we have a partner who can ensure a link between the academic science and the industrial world. We see real interest and know our potential; we have the needed competences and have vast experience in the field of combustion process diagnostics. What’s most important to us is that we can do something tangible for the needs of the industry and for the technological evolution. A new product can come into being only as a result of collaboration between the industry and the fundamental science. I believe that our collaboration with NPO Saturn will turn a new page in the development of engine building and lead to an unprecedented leap forward. I don’t have a shadow of doubt about it.”
During the International engine-building salon 2014, the NPO Saturn delegates took part in the Research and technology congress on engine building delivering presentations on the current status and prospective applications of the AL-55 engine and on the calculation-experimental methodology of a gas turbine engine supports reliability verification.
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 Russian union of mechanical engineers all-Russian public organization 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.