13.02.2012

Russian energy minister supports proposal for development of small-scale power generation in the Perm region

On February 8, as a part of the visit by a delegation of heads of federal ministries to Perm Engine Company, Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko held a working conference attended by representatives from the Perm regional government, heads of Perm engine-building enterprises, Gazprom, and leading Russian energy companies.

As a part of the conference, participants discussed issues of organizing heat supplies in the region, modernizing the Chusovoy-Berezniki-Solikamsk gas pipeline, Perm Generating Company’s generating capacity, as well as the potential for developing small-scale power generation in Russia, and in the Perm region in particular.

The development of this sector is extremely relevant to Perm engine builders — Aviadvigatel and Perm Engine Company, who have for decades been building gas turbines for the production of gas and for small scale power generation.

Alexey Mikhalyov, Perm Engine Company managing director: “In 2012 Perm Engine Company is preparing to mark the 20th anniversary of its partnership with Gazprom. This has become the basis for the development of our company’s production for industrial applications: gas turbine units for gas transportation and small-scale power generation. But we’re not resting on our laurels — we plan to expand our presence in the energy sector. This potential direction is the production of gas turbine power stations to modernize systems of heat and electricity generation for our country and our region. To step up this work, we are currently preparing to sign a contract on partnership to improve energy efficiency, with United Engine Corporation and the Perm region.”

The proposal by representatives from PMZ and Aviadvigatel to use Perm gas turbine power stations to modernize systems of heat and electricity generation in the Perm region was supported by the Russian Energy Minister.

Sergey Shmatko, Russian Energy Minister: “Today while visiting the Perm Engine Company production facilities, we were able to see the opportunities here, particularly for power-generating engine building. During the conference we discussed a number of questions to do with small-scale power generation. In particular, the potential for using small power stations to create modern systems of energy-efficient heat generation in the Perm region. As a part of our discussion we addressed the question of how to hook up small-scale power generators to the existing infrastructure. This needs to be solved.

We believe that the initiative to develop small-scale power generation must be supported. We need to analyze the situation, and develop the conditions in which this project can flourish.”

Information:

Perm Engine Company (PMZ) — a mass producer of aviation engines for civil and military applications, as well as industrial gas turbine units for power stations and gas transportation.

PMZ is part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM specializing in engine-building assets.

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies, founded in 2002. It is a part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities are helicopter building (Russian Helicopters) and engine-building (UEC).


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