Site news 28.05.2014
May 28, 2014, Rybinsk. – In the course of the 15th International oil and gas exhibition NEFTEGAZ-2014 held at Moscow’s Expocenter, as part of the integrated United Engine Corporation exhibition booth, NPO Saturn presented to general public one of its recent developments - the GTD-10RME industrial power plant.
The GTD-10RME being in fact a 4th-generation industrial engine is designed based off the GTD-10RM gas-pumping installation which has already spent some time in operation and is successfully operated at Gazprom’s gas-pumping stations. The GTD-10RME whose efficiency is at least 35% stemming from the GTD-10RM engine is a pilot project for NPO Saturn.
Head of small-power industrial gas turbine engines in the company’s industrial and marine applications division Sergey Kutyrev noted that ‘at this moment the first GTD-10RME engine is undergoing tests at NPO Saturn. In the nearest future, the GTD-10RME will be delivered to UEC - Gas turbines, where it will undergo a full set of commissioning and testing as part of a power plant situated on the company’s premises. The engine will be used as a drive at the test bench to investigate further into the power plant’s performance. The power plant will demonstrate operability of the GTD-10RME to potential customers and it will also demonstrate that the installation serves as a source of electric energy, heat while generating additional revenue. The entry into service of the power plant will mark another step towards the market promotion of the GTD-10RME.’
Senior specialist of the marketing department, NPO Saturn strategy and innovative development direction, Sergey Proskuryakov during the presentation dedicated to the industrial turbine engine market underlined that ‘the Russian market of industrial gas turbine engines in the power range of 8-12 megawatts has a good growth potential, which among other factors is explained by the development of the small distributed power engineering in Russia. The new NPO Saturn-made GTD-10RME, having high efficiency, will unquestionably be in high demand firstly with the oil and gas sector companies, with Gazprom, the utilities companies and may enter its market niche.’
NPO Saturn, being a supplier of industrial gas turbines for the gas-pumping and power-generating industries, has also demonstrated its achievements with regard to marine applications. One of the exhibits featured in the integrated UEC booth at the NEFTEGAZ-2014 expo was the E70/8RD gas turbine engine designed and developed by NPO Saturn.
‘NPO Saturn always tries to keep up with the times, - shared deputy CEO for industrial and marine engine programs Dmitriy Novikov, - it tries hard to hear and see its customers, understand and satisfy the market demand. Today, we are experiencing an activation in both civil and military ship building; the oil and gas companies show interest in buying ships and coastal infrastructure object equipment for the shelf zone. NPO Saturn is ready to offer to that market a dual/single-fuel gas turbine engine of marine application dubbed E70/8RD. Besides, activation continues in the field of small-power industrial gas turbine engines to be supplied to Gazprom. In the nearest three years there will be a considerable increase in orders of the GTD-4RM, DO49R in the GTES-2.5 scope of supply. As far as the GTD-110 is concerned, the “Gas turbine technologies” engineering center is gradually working on completing all the scheduled technical tasks. In general, today NPO Saturn maintains its positions which were consolidated over the past few years, and we see a clear prospect of ramping up production on every industrial and marine gas turbine engine program.’
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.