UEC launches a new facility at its design and production complex in St. Petersburg

Moscow, December 19, 2012

Press Release

The United Engine Corporation has launched a new production facility as part of its Petersburg Engines project.

The project Reconstruction and technical retooling of the Klimov design and production complex, being implemented by UEC at its subsidiary Klimov, is entering its final stages. (The first stage of implementation of the project Reconstruction and technical retooling of the Klimov design and production complex, Development of UEC…).

Creating a modern design and production complex will reduce the time to develop new products to 3-4 years, the time to establish mass production to two years, and the number of working prototypes before certification to 12. It envisages a transfer out of the center of the city to new facilities in the suburbs at Shuvalovo of all the technological, assembly, design, associated production, and the creation of engineering infrastructure.

“The new production will meet the highest standards and will include a range of innovative solutions, allowing us to create a world-class center of gas turbine engine construction in St. Petersburg,” said General Director of UEC Vladislav Masalov.

Klimov is a part of the United Engine Corporation (UEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. It is a leading Russian developer of full-cycle gas turbine engines, with its own design bureau, production facilities, and experimental lab. The company develops, manufactures, and services engines for helicopters, as well as jet engines for fighter aircraft. Klimov’s key competency as a developer is the design of turboshaft engines for Milya and Kamov helicopters (Mi-8/Mi-17, Mi-28 ‘Nochnoi Okhotnik’, the Ka-50 ‘Chernaya Akula’ and Ka-52, as well as the new Mi-38). Klimov engines cover 90% of Russia’s helicopter fleet, and are used in the special flight division Rossiya, for helicopters carrying the Russian president. The turboshaft engines developed by Klimov are used in the current MiG-29 and MiG-35 (under development).

United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. 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.

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

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, 12 of which are holdings forming in the military-industrial complex, and five – 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.

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