Site news 27.01.2015
January 27, 2015, Rybinsk. - NPO Saturn has completed a state R&D contract for developing the base technologies, materials and equipment for combined-cycle power plants derived from high-power gas turbine installations in the frame of implementing the most important innovative projects prioritized by the Russian state. The results of the performed work serve as the first step towards the creation of a modernized high-power turbine (GTE-110M) featuring enhanced performance and extended life.
A state contract for conducting research and development was signed between the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and NPO Saturn on 23.05.2012.
The conducted R&D activities comply with the Federal law №261-ФЗ “On energy saving and increasing energy efficiency, and on amending specific legislative acts of the Russian Federation” adopted on 23.11.2009.
The R&D activities comprised the development of the design concept of a prospective combined-cycle power plant derived from a high-power gas turbine installation and the development of prospective materials and base technologies to be used in the production of blades and nozzle vanes and combustion chambers, as well as the materials and technologies of applying nanostructured coatings on these components.
In the course of the R&D work, the company completed the scopes of work for devising new materials and base technologies for the critical engine components and developed the standards for applying these new materials and technologies in serial production of the future combined-cycle power plants and gas turbine installations.
Some of the main R&D tasks were to develop a production process for directional crystallization of turbine blades, new materials for the blades of the high-power gas turbine installation, and also to develop chemical compositions and processes of application of nanostructured thermal barrier coatings for the combustion chamber liners and turbine blades and nozzle vanes.
In order to modernize the critical modules of the engine, an experimental combustion chamber liner was designed allowing to decrease nitrogen oxide emission and ensuring the MTBR of the gas turbine installation of, at least, 25 000 hours.
The prototypes of turbine blades and low-emission combustion chamber for the high-power gas turbine installation were fabricated and tested within the R&D scope.
Tremendous work was carried out by the NPO Saturn engineers conjointly with the leading industrial R&D institutes and organizations, including NPO TsKTI, CIAM, TsNIITMASh and Protective coating technological systems Ltd.; the test facilities of NPO Saturn were also used in the process.
Some of the newly devised approaches allowing to optimize the operating modes and enhance the performance of the high-power gas turbine installations were put to use during the scheduled maintenance activities performed of the GTE-110 operated at the Ivanovo combined-cycle power plant.
As a reminder, the GTE-110 gas turbine engine manufactured by NPO Saturn represents a power-generation gas turbine in the power category exceeding 110 MW (ISO 114,5 MW) with a fully mastered production cycle. The GTE-110 is designed for use as part of electric power plants in the single or combined cycle for producing electric (110 MW) and heat power.
The work on enhancing the Russian competitive gas turbine will be continued.
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Union of Russian mechanical engineers, an 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 (JSC) and acts as the leader of the Commercial 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 (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of the engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy, as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. 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. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 158.9 billion.
The Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. Today it comprises over 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings as well as 22 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio includes such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. Total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.