Russian Technologies, INTER RAO UES Group, and GE have laid the first stone at a factory to produce 6FA gas turbine units

The Russian Technologies Corporation, INTER RAO UES Group, and GE have laid the first stone at a factory to produce 6FA gas turbine units under the auspices of the joint company Russian Gas Turbines. The United Engine Corporation will be representing Russian Technologies’ interests in the joint company. The new factory will start making turbines in the second quarter of 2014.

Once it is launched into operation, the company will manufacture, sell, and service high-efficiency 6FA gas turbine units with 77 mW capacity and low emissions, in Russia and the CIS. Production facilities will be in the Rybinsk area. The factory’s capacity in the initial phase will be 14 6FA units per year.

This production volume will be sufficient to meet growing demand in Russia for high-efficiency mid-sized power units for CHP projects. Thanks to its 77 mW capacity, its efficient conversion of electrical energy with low levels of emissions, and its complete package and reliable construction, the 6FA gas turbine is ideally suited for a variety of applications, including co-generation and centralized heat provision.

Investment in the construction and operational launch of the factory is estimated at 5 billion rubles. The financing will come in the form of the partners’ own resources, as well as by attracting funds.

The laying of the factory’s first stone was attended by the Chairman and Chief Designer of GE Immelt, Board Member and Head of the engineering division at INTER RAO UES Yuri Sharov, and Deputy General Director of Russian Technologies Vladimir Artyakov. The President of Rosneft Igor Sechin, President and Chief Designer of GE in Russia and the CIS Ron Pollett, General Director of the United Engine Corporation Vladislav Masalov, Governor of the Yaroslavl Region Sergei Yastrebov, and Rybinsk Mayor Yuri Lastochkin were also present at the ceremony.

“A year ago we finalized the agreement on creating the joint company with our partners INTER RAO UES and UEC with the aim of localizing our technology on the Russian market. Today we have made another important step in this direction — laying the first stone of our new factory. We are glad to be strengthening our partnership with our Russian partners, and we are sure that our joint company will help us meet the needs of our clients in Russia and the CIS in the coming years,” said the Chairman and Chief Designer of GE, Jeff Immelt.

“As a global company, GE strives for maximum participation in the development of key areas in the countries in which we work. The energy sector is one of the unrivalled power houses of the Russian economy, and the company is already making a contribution to its development. As the new company gets going, advanced technologies that have been developed by our specialists around the world will be more widely distributed in Russia, which will not only help our joint strategy for expanding our presence on the Russian market, but will also make a real contribution into modernizing the country’s energy sector,” said the President and Chief Designer for GE in Russia and the CIS, Ron Pollett.

“The construction of a factory to make mid-sized turbines will allow INTER RAO UES Group to significantly strengthen its position in the engineering business,” said the Board Chairman of INTER RAO UES Boris Kovalchuk. “I am sure that our joint company will enable the distribution of high-efficiency technology into the Russian energy sector. As a result, this will have a favourable influence on social indicators in the regions, as well as on INTER RAO UES’s engineering business.”

“Attracting advanced technologies to Russia is an important part of Russian Technologies’ work. Creating this joint company and building this factory will allow us to expand UEC’s line to the very highest modern standards,” said the Deputy General Director of Russian Technologies, Vladimir Artyakov. “I am sure that the new units will be in demand in the Russian regions, and will be used to increase the efficiency of regional power complexes.”

GE’s stake in the Russian Gas Turbines joint company is 50%, while INTER RAO UES and UEC each have 25%.

United Engine Corporation is a leading Russian industrial group manufacturing engines for civil and military aviation, rockets, units with a capacity from 2.5 to 110 mW for the production of electrical and thermal energy, and gas transportation and ship-board gas units. More than 85% of the leading companies specializing in the development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies in other selected fields. One of UEC’s priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards.

Russian Technologies is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 12 holdings which are in the military-industrial complex, and five which are in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. The CEO is Sergei Viktorovich Chemezov. The net profit in 2011 was 1.55 billion rubles, and tax contributions to all budgets reached 100 billion rubles.

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INTER RAO UES Group is a diversified energy holding present in a variety of sectors in the Russian energy industry and abroad. The company holds a leading position in Russia in the sphere of exporting and importing electrical energy, and is actively developing its presence in power generation and sales, as well as developing new areas of business. INTER RAO UES’s strategy is aimed at creating a global energy company, one of the key players on the global energy market. The total installed capacity of all the power stations belonging to INTER RAO UES and under its management amounts to about 28,000 mW.