What does the creation of the first high-capacity gas turbine mean for Russia?

UEC produced the first serial copy of the GTD-110M gas turbine. This is extremely important news for our country for two reasons.

Firstly, after decades of hard work, Russia nevertheless launched a domestic high-capacity gas turbine into a series. This is the first such unit in the history of our country. After all, even in the USSR gas turbines of high power were not produced. Instead, the Soviet Union used steam power plants, which were significantly inferior in efficiency.

Secondly, the launch of a modernized version of the GTD-110M, which got rid of the "childhood diseases" identified in its predecessors, means that Russia has fully coped with the task of import substitution. Now our country does not depend on German Siemens, American General Electric and Japanese Mitsubishi.

Speaking of the latter. Since the beginning of the XNUMXs, due to the lack of their own high-capacity turbines in the Russian Federation, the above-mentioned companies have firmly established themselves in our market, earning a lot of money on the supply, repair and maintenance of their units.

This could have continued indefinitely, if not for the events of February last year, after which a “mass exodus” of foreign companies from our market began. This, by and large, spurred Russian engineers to accelerate with the development of the final version of their own turbine.

It is worth noting that Russia did not limit itself to the creation of the GTD-110M. Literally at the end of last year, it was reported that Power Machines had completed the assembly of the prototype of its GTE-170 high-capacity gas turbine. The unit has already successfully passed the program of control operations, confirming the high quality of manufacturing and assembly.

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  1. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 23 January 2023 19: 23
    Good, useful stuff. Important in terms of the global power supply system. This is a real step forward!
    Only now, in almost every shabby barn, in every remote village, in the outback, on farms, zaimkas, winterings, in the mountains, in forests, garages, workshops - there are holes everywhere and rumble, generating meager kilowatts, twist the chains of chainsaws, drive motor pumps , lawn mowers, walk-behind tractors, outboard motors, - yes, a lot of things. And all this is in the wallet of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other manufacturers. We must not forget about private users - there are millions of them. And the Chinese goods they paid for (engines, power plants) could be Russian, and not assembled from components in Russia. And this is a huge amount of money, and huge needs.
  2. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
    Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 23 January 2023 19: 58
    Good news, wish there were more stories like this.
  3. Sergei Sochinsky (Sergey Sochinsky) 24 January 2023 08: 50
    This suggests that I will sell more gas
  4. Medivh Offline Medivh
    Medivh (Alexey) 24 January 2023 17: 01
    In the field of turbines, imports have been replaced, well, ok, Simens, Mitsubishi produces, in addition to turbines, industrial controllers for various purposes, of which the factories lack sense from one turbine, you won’t be fed up with it, and in the industry there are not enough controllers, many imported ones, and a good controller will not be called an Aries, I mean the controllers of the company ARIES, so take your time with Simens and Mitsubishi so just consider everything as slag or say that everyone noticed, no, not everyone, and the turbine is just the beginning. Moreover, the turbine is a prodigy narrowly focused on the industry, which is needed for gas supplies to other countries, and everything for our domestic productions is more relevant for controllers, machine tools and equipment, and here I'm sorry, while imports prevail ...
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 24 January 2023 17: 12
      Quote: Medivh
      the turbine is a prodigy narrowly focused on the industry needed for gas supplies to other countries

      The first is for the Udarnaya TPP in the Krasnodar Territory.
      further - for other TPPs.

      the industry lacks controllers many imported

      All the same, controllers are not a turbine, they can be bought through gray channels.

      Quote: Medivh
      machines and equipment

      Yes, it is clear that the Russian economy has enough other problems.

      But one of the tasks was solved - and well.
      Those turbines (both 110 and 170) will show themselves - and they will go for export.
  5. Bart Simpson Offline Bart Simpson
    Bart Simpson (Bart Simpson) 25 January 2023 10: 49
    These turbines can produce a maximum of two pieces per year. And Russia needs dozens of them. So, for now, only talk ... However, as always. Communism was also promised to be built in the XNUMXs...
    1. grandfather Mityai (grandfather Mityai) 30 January 2023 13: 10
      Dozens will be released, you will be the first to shout, why not twenty.