Site news 11.08.2014
August 11, 2014, Rybinsk. - A visit of the representatives of Inter RAO, UEC and NPO Saturn took place and resulted in the drawing of conclusions that NPO Saturn has all the necessary faculties to produce high-power gas turbines, can continue a strategic partnership with Inter RAO in the frame of the implementation of the GTE-110 retrofit project and develop its derivative GTE-110M engine.
The GTE-110 manufactured by NPO Saturn represents a power gas turbine in the power class of over 110 megawatts (ISO 114.5 Mw) with a fully mastered production cycle.
According to Dmitriy Novikov, NPO deputy CEO for industrial and marine gas turbine engine programs, ‘in the course of the visit to NPO Saturn of the delegates from UEC and Inter RAO, the customer was demonstrated the end-to-end production cycle of the GTE-110M engine, the results of fulfilling the current contract signed with the Ministry of Industry and Trade as well as the technological and managerial competences with regard to the manufacturing of high-power gas turbines. To NPO Saturn it is a very important stage indeed. In view of the ongoing political situation, the company is faced with a serious task of producing what was previously imported into the country. To date, NPO Saturn is the only Russian manufacturer of high-power gas turbine engines for electric power generation. We demonstrated to the customer our ability to produce this class of industrial gas turbine power plants.’
Since the beginning of the mastering of the GTE-110 at NPO Saturn, the company has set up dedicated production areas having a unique set of machine tools ensuring the entire scope of manufacturing, assembly and testing of this gas turbine engine. A team of competent experts ensuring the production, design and production engineering, testing and service support has emerged.
During the project implementation, NPO Saturn is using its extensive R&D and process engineering backlog of knowledge, as well as the knowledge coming from the leading institutes in the industry. All the results of the research and development activities will be implemented on the GTE-110 No. 2 once its restoration is finished.
In parallel, working on the realization of the state contract in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, NPO Saturn is developing new technologies, materials and equipment to be used in combined-cycle installations based on high-power gas turbine power plants. The R&D results coupled with the already available production and engineering materials will be used for the further development of Russian high-power gas turbines and combined-cycle installations.
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 Russian mechanical engineers 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 9 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 2013 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion, net profits were RUB 40 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.