March 25, 2011, Rybinsk. The final fifth batch of the D-30KP-2 engines manufactured by Research and Production Association Saturn was delivered to the Chinese customer on March 23.
The batch is comprised of 11 engines manufactured under an agreement between Russian State Intermediary Agency for Export and Import of Military and Dual-Purpose Products, Technologies and Services (Rosoboronexport) and People's Republic of China becoming effective in April 2009. The agreement provides for supply of 55 engines until 2012.
The final batch of D-30KP-2 engines is scheduled for delivery before the end of March 2011.
The agreement also provides for technical support by the manufacturer during the warranty period.
The previous four batches of D-30KP-2 were delivered by the Russian side in November 2009, March, May and October 2010, respectively.
The Chinese delegation and the representative of the Chinese Embassy in Moscow Zheng Kai were satisfied with early and high-quality performance by Saturn of its obligations under the agreement.
According to Sergei Popov, commercial director at OAO NPO (Research and Production Association) Saturn, "NPO Saturn, which has longstanding friendly relations with the Chinese customer, takes pride in effective completion of this agreement. We look forward to continuing Russian-Chinese cooperation, in particular, supplying D-30KP-2 engines to China.”