UEC takes part in the Maritime Defence show in St. Petersburg

The United Engine Corporation will show its products at the International Maritime Defence Show 2013 (IMDS) in St. Petersburg, July 3-7, 2013.

The International Maritime Defence Show is a show of the capabilities of Russian and foreign companies on planning and manufacturing maritime technology, weaponry, units, mechanisms, materials, and parts. IMDS 2013 is organized by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade with support from the Russian Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Service for Military and Technical Co-operation, the Government of St. Petersburg, and Rodoboronexport.

UEC will be showing IMDS 2013 visitors its E70/8RD gas turbine engine developed and made by NPO Saturn. The unique civilian dual-fuel GTU E70/8RD for maritime use with automatic transfer from liquid (diesel) fuel to gas without loss of capacity has successfully passed testing in December 2012, and was awarded ‘O1’, in accordance with intergovernmental standards this means that work has been concluded on the working example and is progressing to mass production. This engine is intended for power stations at oil and gas facilities that are on the shore, in the shelf zone, and for possible application on drilling platforms, at freight terminals, LPG plants, and floating power stations. In addition, the universal E70/8RD GTU can be used as the main power unit on vessels (gas transporters, high-speed freight and passenger vessels, ice-breakers, and so on). On gas fuel, the E70/8RD’s net efficiency is 34 %.

Another new item at the show will be the on-board gas turbo generator with an 8 mW capacity, the SGTG-8, developed by NPO Saturn on the basis of the E70/8RD engine. The possible applications for the SGTG-8 are as the power unit on ships and on marine and coastal oil and gas/general industrial facilities. Commissioning tests for the gas turbo generator will take place at the end of this year. The SGTG-8 is presented in an informational format at the company’s stand.

The Director of NPO Saturn’s maritime GTU program, Dmitry Novikov, said: “Gas turbines as the main power units on ships and vessels were first used in our country, and NPO Saturn is the only Russian company creating maritime gas turbines, intended both for military and civilian fleets. The engines and units developed by NPO Saturn are modern. They hold quite a large slice of the market, include on the power market. In St. Petersburg, at an affiliate, the company has created a specialised design department responsible for developing units based on maritime GTUs and attaching these units to promising ship projects. At the company in Rybinsk we are building a unique testing facility for the GTU and associated maritime units, which is a key part of the program to create fully domestic Russian production of gas turbine power units for ships.

As a long-term participant in the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg, in 2013 NPO Saturn will present its new industrial developments — the E70/8RD GTU and the SGTG-8, which are equivalent for foreign-made analogues of the same size and have good commercial prospects.

NPO Saturn’s exhibition stand is part of the united exhibition by Rostech. We invite all exhibitors and visitors to IMDS 2013 to visit our stand. We look forward to seeing you on July 3-7, at Lenexpo, 103 Bolshoi Prospekt, Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg, Pavilion 7, Stand 702.”

NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in development, production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, electrical generating and gas transport facilities, and military and civil marine vessels. Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation.

Managing Company JSC 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

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

Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 17 holdings, 12 of which are in the military-industrial complex, and five of 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. It employs over 900,000 people, or about 2 % of Russian labour force. Its 2011 net profit was 45.6 billion rubles, and it paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all levels.