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UEC carries out tests of the first Russian power gas turbine engine of high capacity

Site news 24.05.2017

Moscow, May 24, 2017
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Production United Engines Corporation (a Rostec State Corporation company) in the frames of import substitution program performed successfully the first two steps of tests of the first Russian gas turbine power plant with capacity upwards of 110 mW GTD-110M. For the second semester of 2017 it is planned to perform tests with life cycle turbine blades stage 1, then endurance complex tests, and in 2018 – launching in serial production.
GTD-110М with capacity upwards of 110 mW – single-shaft gas turbine assigned to be used in gas turbine and combined-cycle plants of high power. It is a result of deep retrofit of gas turbine engine GTD-110. As of today, in Russia there is no serial production of home-produced gas turbines with power upwards of 110 mW.

Work on GTD-110М project is being implemented by Gas Turbine Technologies Engineering Center LLC – a joint venture consisting of Inter RAO PJSC, Rosnano JSC and NPO Saturn PJSC, the turbine manufacturer (a part of United Engine Corporation, located in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region). Creation of GTD-110М is a strategic project being implemented in the frames of import substantiation program in the sphere of gas turbine technologies with active support of the Russian Federation Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Rostec State Corporation.

The first two steps of tests of the pilot item GTD-110М done at Stand JSC test bench (Komsomolsk, Ivanovo region) confirmed the efficiency of the implemented high-priority research and development activities of the project. In particular, an evaluation of the implemented activities on reduction of dynamic stresses of blade stage 1 and actions aimed to support of combustion chamber life is done, as well as assessment of the case thermal efficiency. Tests of thermal barrier and wear resistant liners and thermal barrier nanostructured coatings of the turbine blades are done.

“The work performed by Gas Turbine Technologies Engineering Center and NPO Saturn showed correctness of the selected solutions aimed to elimination of “infantile diseases” of GTD-110. In the result GTD-110М is in competition with the best foreign analogues for the key technical-economic parameters, – says Sergey Mikhailov, deputy General Director of United Engines Corporation – Head of Division «Energetic and industrial programs”. – In the short term we will be ready to propose a competitive engine of high power to our potential customers. According to preliminary estimates the need of only home market in gas turbine engines on the basis of GTD-110М is up to 80 units until 2030”.

At present time NPO Saturn PJSC is working on creation of low-emission combustion chamber (MEKS) for GTD-110М, its design documentation is being developed in accordance with the world trends of ecological standards maintenance.  Previously bench tests of MEKS prototype have been done in VTI JSC and in CIAM with low and full parameters, following their results the stated technical characteristics are completely confirmed and NOx emissions do not exceed 50 mg/nm3, СО – 10 mg/nm3.

    “Work on creation of a new high-quality product – GTD-110М – gave an option to NPO Saturn of extension of its design, technological and production, – says Viktor Polyakov, deputy General Director – Managing Director of NPO Saturn PJSC. – Currently capacities of the enterprise allow production up to two such items per year,  but NPO Saturn has developed a concept of production enhancement for serial manufacturing of GTD-110М  in the quantity of  6-10 items per year, and it will make possible to cover the demands of Russian market of power-generating equipment”.

A significant advantage of GTD-110М in front of its foreign analogues is high efficiency – 36,5% (ISO), which is profitably reflected on the cost of the item life cycle. Besides, unique weight and size characteristics of GTD-110М allow its transportation even to the country outlying regions in full operational compatibility by any kinds of transport, and to perform installation of the turbine during replacement of outdated equipment without reconstruction of the station building. Among the other peculiar features of GTD-110М – good dynamics in growth and power discharge during transient processes, high indices of fuel efficiency, low cost of electrical and thermal energy generation.


Research and production association Saturn [NPO Saturn] (PJSC) 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, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels. NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and is the leader of the Commercial Engines division, a business unit of UEC. It is located in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl region).

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 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 industry’s companies by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.


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. The corporation comprises more than 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 6 civil industry holdings as well as 32 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Group, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA and others. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. The Rostec' s consolidated revenue in 2015 reached 1 trillion 140 billion rubles. The average salary of the corporation in 2015 amounted  to 41 000  rubles, taxes payment  in budgets of all levels exceeded 160 billion rubles. Following the new Rostec's strategy, the major objective is to ensure  the technological advantage of Russia at the competitive world's markets. The estimated investment for development till 2025 amounts  to 4,3 billion rubles.


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