Putin launches domestic production of gas turbine engines for Russian Navy

a
Naval Industry News - Russia
 
 
 
Putin launches domestic production of gas turbine engines for Russian Navy
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Saturn enterprise, one of the leading facilities of the United Engine Corporation, to launch a large-scale project of domestic naval gas turbine engines production. In the presence of the president the enterprise began test trials of M-35R-1 gas turbine with M-70FRU-2 engine for maritime programs.
     
Putin launches domestic production of gas turbine engines for Russian NavyThe new naval gas turbine production facility. Picture: NPO Saturn
     
Putin gave command from the control room for the technical launch of the gas turbine assembly. Its tests are being held in a unique assembly and testing workshop built at the enterprise.

The president thanked the enterprise’s workforce for the launch of the new engine production, adding that the process began yet in 2014 "when some partners refused to make deliveries to Russia."

"It was at that time that we made a decision: we won’t do something intermediate but will develop our own new products, our new solutions and our new machines and we even had to reschedule the program of the Russian Navy rearmament as we waited for your engines," the president said.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin noted that the project "is not just the launch of new engine production but marks the beginning of a new industry - gas turbine engine manufacturing."

"Up until now, all shipborne gas turbine engines were assembled only in Ukraine, in Nikolayev. Today is the day of the actual launch of a new sector, shipborne engine-making," the vice-premier said.

He stressed the new industry was created in a record short time of two and a half years from the decision date.

"These will be very diverse engines of various sizes, including for hovercraft," Rogozin said.
"We have never done this before. They (the Ukrainian side) thought that they had driven us into a corner and that we would be unable to complete the construction of frigates. But we did it," the deputy prime minister said.

© Copyright 2017 TASS. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
     
Putin launches domestic production of gas turbine engines for Russian NavyPutin gave command from the control room for the technical launch of the gas turbine assembly. Its tests are being held in a unique assembly and testing workshop built at the enterprise. Picture: NPO Saturn
 

Cookies settings

×

Functional Cookies

This site uses cookies to ensure its proper functioning and cannot be deactivated from our systems. We don't use them not for advertising purposes. If these cookies are blocked, some parts of the site will not work.

Session

Please login to see yours activities!

Other cookies

This website uses a number of cookies to manage, for example: user sessions.