Siemens turbines left to live in Russia for several years

Western sanctions exposed the big problem of modern Russia: our country does not produce gas turbines of high power. Moreover, it is precisely such turbines with a capacity of more than 110 megawatts that are the basis for generation at Russian thermal power plants. It was easier for domestic power engineers to import them from abroad than to produce them themselves.

As a result, in order to provide electricity to the Crimean Peninsula, by hook or by crook, Siemens turbines had to be transferred to Simferopol and Sevastopol, contrary to the ban of the German concern. Once the trick worked, but you should not count on its repetition. Russian power engineers have to look for solutions at the expense of domestic resources.

The joint venture InterRAO, Russian Technologies and RosNANO has produced a small series of seven domestic turbines that operate at two Russian power plants. However, their quality is constantly criticized. For example, the turbine of Ryazan State District Power Station did not work due to malfunctions and six months from seven years since its official launch.

At present, the structures of the Russian Technologies Corporation are modernizing the GTD-110M gas turbine, which is potentially capable of covering the needs of power engineers in generating large capacities. However, unfortunately, during the tests, her shoulder blades collapsed and she failed. Experts note that the malfunctions are part of the production process and the problems are removable, but the deadlines for obtaining the finished sample have again shifted. Minister Denis Manturov believes that Russian gas turbines will really appear on the market in 3-5 years.
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  1. Victor March 47 Offline Victor March 47
    Victor March 47 (Victor March 47) 29 June 2018 19: 31
    Perfection is achieved through torment, pain, labor and diligence. There is no other way. You need to learn and be able to do with their capabilities. Russia has no friends.
  2. Elephant Offline Elephant
    Elephant 3 July 2018 12: 50
    Under Stalin, Minister Manturov would have been expended for such forecasts for a long time. In general, something is wrong with the Russian economy and there are many saboteurs from the representatives of the fifth column. But the Chinese do not complicate such tasks ...
    1. Koshak Offline Koshak
      Koshak (koshak) 4 July 2018 18: 29
      And what can be expected if "Rosnano" got stuck in this company? The bunks have been missing Chubais for a long time.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 25 August 2018 21: 19
    The trouble is that Russian officials do not give a damn about scientific personnel. To receive pensions of 11 thousand rubles having a work experience in science of more than half of life is a good example for young people not to go into science.