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UEC establishes a scientific-and-technological groundwork for the creation of 5th-generation marine engines

Site news 28.02.2018


Moscow, February 28, 2018
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PJSC "UEC-Saturn" (a part of United Engine Corporation (JSC), a Rostec State Corporation company) in Rybinsk realizes activities on establishing a scientific-and-technological groundwork required for the creation of 5th-generation marine gas turbine engines.

"A series of scientific-research and experimental-design works on the definition of 5th-generation marine gas turbine engines were performed together with industry research centers including the Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motor Development (CIAM) and the Krylov State Research Center, - says Viktor Polyakov, Deputy General Director - Managing Director, PJSC  "UEC-Saturn". - Following these works we realized preliminary design within the framework of R&D, developed a Specification and relevant proposals for the Federal Target Program".

Based on UEC-Saturn, United Engine Corporation implements a program on the development and industrialization of marine gas turbine engines and gas-turbine units. Experimental design works on the development and production start-up of ship gas turbine engines were successfully completed at UEC-Saturn in 2017: "M70FRU-R" ("reverse"), "DKVP unit" and "M90FR". UEC-Saturn is ready for the serial production of power plant units of maritime application.

"When developing the maritime gas turbine engines, we followed a unification approach and we established an opportunity to develop next-generation engines on their basis, - notices Yuri Shmotin, Deputy General Director-General Designer, JSC "UEC". The product improved reliability caused by compliance with severe requirements for production of significant parts is an advantage of Russian maritime gas turbine engines in comparison with Ukrainian ones produced under the manufacturing processes developed in the 1960-80s. A special emphasis should be put on low specific fuel consumption and increased time between overhauls. However, UEC's gas turbine engines for maritime application are multipurpose and can be applied in different ship classes. The existing engine line is sufficient to cover the need for gas turbine engines for modern ship designs".

The unique assembly and test facility for ship gas-turbine power units with test benches that are unique for the country and have a capacity from 15 to 40 MW was established and commissioned at UEC-Saturn before. The assembly and test facility is a cluster that meets not only the current demands of the country in maritime power units at the stage of import substitution, but will also allow testing  advanced gas turbine engines and power units. It is possible to test a ship power unit in whole or in parts. The complex is a multipurpose test bench which, with necessary modifications, enables performing tests of gas turbine engines for industrial application with a unit capacity up to 40 MW.

Within the framework of implementation of the "maritime" program, the UEC-Saturn facilities were equipped with advanced production equipment. It made it possible to put a series of new manufacturing processes in production. Besides, the experience in application of digital mock-ups of engine parts having a complex three-dimensional configuration allowed reducing industrialization time.

Apart from maritime gas turbine engines and power plant units, UEC-Saturn deals with the development, production and after sale support of aircraft gas turbine engines, gas-turbine power plant units used for oil and gas transportation and power generation as well. In particular, the enterprise produces D30-KP engines for transport aviation and special-purpose small-size gas turbine engines. UEC-Saturn manufactures SaM146 engines for the commercial aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 in partnership with Safran Aircraft Engines (France).

PJSC "UEC-Saturn" 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. UEC-Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation. It is located in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl region). UEC Saturn is a member of Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union, an All-Russian industrial association of employers. The Yaroslavl regional division of the All-Russian public organization ‘Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union’ is headed by Viktor A. Polyakov, Managing Director of NPO Saturn.

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 700 companies, which form 11 defense-industrial and 3 civil industry holdings as well as 80 direct control companies. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide.The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec's consolidated revenue reached 1 trillion rubles in 2016. Rostec's consolidated net revenue reached 88 billion rubles, and EBITDA reached 268 billion rubles in 2016. The corporation's average salary in 2016 amounted 44 000 rubles. Following Rostec's new strategy, the major objective of the Corporation is to ensure the technological advantage of Russia at the competitive world markets. The implementation of a new technological wave and digitalization of Russian economics are among Rostec's tasks.


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