10 years since production of gas turbine power stations began in Rybinsk

On May 30, 2003 the act for state acceptance tests on the 12 mW gas turbine electric power stations (GTPP-12) was signed in Naryan-Mar. This project was the beginning of GTPP production in Rybinsk and was an important launching point for Saturn Gas Turbines.

Construction of the GTPP-12 in Naryan-Mar began with the signing of a general order by NPO Saturn, part of UEC, with the Central Construction Purchaser of the Administration of the Nenets Autonomous District to carry out design, preparation, transportation, and installation of a GTPP-12RM gas turbine electric power station based on the GTU-6RM. The work was part of the refurbishment of the existing municipal power station. When the contract was signed, Naryan-Mar’s electricity was provided by diesel generators, which required a significant quantity of fuel and functioned at higher-than-acceptable noise levels. The municipal infrastructure was experiencing a severe shortfall of electricity, which was exacerbated by frequent generator breakdowns.

Thanks to the professional and timely work by the specialists who to this day are part of the Saturn Gas Turbines team, the order was fulfilled with installation and commissioning taking place in 11 months — three months ahead of schedule.

The region’s growing energy demands, and the experience of successful cooperation with Saturn Gas Turbines, led the leadership of the Nenets Autonomous District to decide to build another Naryan-Mar power station, a GTPP-18 based on GTA-6RM units. The GTPP-18 was launched on September 11, 2009.

Governor of the Nenets Autonomous District Igor Fedorov: “Without exaggeration, the Naryan-Mar Power Station is of fundamental importance for the power systems of the Nenets Autonomous District, for the economy and the social sphere, and to meet consumer needs. I am very familiar with the energy sector — I worked my entire career in it, leading large power companies in the North. And I can confidently say that the equipment made by Saturn Gas Turbines meets all the demands of working in the Far North.”

At present, the Naryan-Mar Power Station is the only source of electricity in the Naryan-Mar area, and thanks to the presence of two independent working gas turbine stations, GTPP-12 and GTPP-18, it is able to meet consumer demands for electricity with the necessary standard of reliability, taking into account the possibilities of the power network in the region.

In 10 years, the GTPP-12 has produced 576 million kWh of electricity. The GTU-6RMs that make up the GTPP-12 have worked more than 130,000 hours.

Saturn Gas Turbines is carrying out the following work on the GTPP-12 for Naryan-Mar Power Station:

Saturn Gas Turbines is an integrated supplier of high-efficiency terrestrial power equipment for Gazprom, power-generating companies, public utilities, oil and gas companies, and energy-intensive companies.

Saturn Gas Turbines is the United Engine Corporation’s head company for manufacturing power and gas transportation units and building power generation facilities.

United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in 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