RUSNANO and partners to create innovative gas turbine engine
13 Apr '12
Engineeing Center “Gas Turbine Technologies” has won RUSNANO’s contract to establish an engineering center to create an innovative gas turbine engine, AviaPort reports.
Specifically the company will modernize GTD-110 gas turbine engine, with 110 MW power, into GTD-110M model.
The Engineering Center “Gas Turbine Technologies” is a JV by INTER RAO UES (50% plus one share), RUSNANO (40% minus one share), and science and production complex Saturn.
According to Ilya Fyodorov, CEO in Saturn, the engineering center will upgrade the GTD-110 engine technically and economically. The new engine will have nanostructured coating, ensuring safety of the turbine’s hot part and longer service of the engine. The modernized version GTD-110M will serve as a basis for creation of powerful steam gas units in Russia, Mr. Fyodorov said.
The GTD-110M project is scheduled to be realized within 2.5 years. Investment into it is estimated at $85m.
Under plans, by 2014 the first GTD-110M unit will be manufactured. The next stage will see series produciton of these powerful industrial engines.