United Engine Corporation expands cooperation on marine programs
As reported in its press release, United Engine Corporation (part of Rostekh State Corporation), in the framework of mastering the competence in the field of offshore gas turbine construction, the company commissioned a test bench for gas turbine engines located in the city of Dzerzhinsky MKB Horizont located in the Moscow region "- branch of JSC" NPC gas turbine construction "Salyut" (included in the UDK). Salyut works in this direction in cooperation with Rybinsk PJSC NPO Saturn.
To ensure the current and future needs of the Russian Navy, the United Engines Corporation is working to develop the mass production of offshore gas turbine engines and units based on them. One of the important stages in the implementation of the import substitution program in the field of ship gas turbine engines was the construction in Rybinsk, at the facilities of PJSC NPO Saturn, an assembly and testing complex that allows all types of testing of shipboard units with imitation of real operating conditions. Until now, such a stand in Russia did not exist, but with its appearance, the UDK will be able not only to conduct all necessary tests of the engines being built, but also to ensure the repair of products manufactured in Ukraine and currently in operation on ships of the Navy.
Taking into account the projected scope of work in the testing of repair engines, it is planned to use the bench base of JSC "NPC of gas turbine construction" Salut ". For this purpose, the JDC organized and financed the modernization of the testing station located in Dzerzhinsky (Moscow region). Within the framework of cooperation with NPO Saturn in the area of responsibility Salyuta - certain types of testing of marine engines M70FRU-R ("reverse") and M90FR. After the completion of the first stage of the deep modernization of the stand in December 2016, the M90FR marine turbine engine that was in service was successfully tested and undergone restorative repairs at NPO Saturn. In addition to the testing of marine engines, the bench base of the ICB "Horizon" is designed for testing gas turbine installations for industrial purposes.
"Joint work on marine issues is a new direction for Salyut in the transformation of the industrial model of the JDC," said Vitaly Klochkov, Deputy General Director and Managing Director of JSC "NPT of Gas Turbine Construction" Salut. " - For successful tests of the M90FR engine that has been repaired, long-cycle tests of the M70FRU reverse engine will follow. Modernization of the bench base of ICB "Horizon" will facilitate the timely implementation of the state defense order. "
"The new stand allows testing products that work both on gas and liquid fuels," says Oleg Kuzhel, the director of the Gorizont branch of the ICB. - In addition, we installed a new turbo-generator specially designed for our stand with two connection points, which is used as a load device for testing. The control system of the stand has been changed to a more modern one, based on a new element base. It should be noted that the bench base of ICB "Horizon" allows you to test the entire line of foreign shipboard GTEs that are in operation on ships of the Russian Navy. "
At the facilities of the Moscow site "Salyut", as well as its Omsk branch "OMO them. P.I. Baranova in cooperation with NPO Saturn mastered and deployed the production of gears for the central drive for marine power plants. In 2016, the first deliveries of components started, which will continue in 2017 - 2018.