In the framework of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, United Engine Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Gazprom signed an agreement of understanding on development of a new highly efficient 25 MW gas turbine engine for gas compressor applications at Gazprom facilities.
The signatures were put by Aleksandr Artyukhov, UEC General Director, and Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Board.
UEC has already developed a concept design of the engine which will have technical and operational characteristics according to high standards of Gazprom. The parties have agreed on the design specifications of the engine.
It is planned to build a whole family of highly efficient gas turbine engines on the base of a common gas generator for gas compressor sets rated at up to 42 MW.
The parties have committed to develop their mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of design, serial production and application of the engines in new construction and renovation projects of the Gazprom pipeline system.
Aleksandr Artyukhov noted that this agreement was a significant step in the development of strategic cooperation between UEC and Gazprom and development of new highly efficient industrial gas turbine would facilitate strengthening the scientific and production potential of the corporation in the market segment.
In October 2018 the parties signed a Cooperation Program aimed to satisfy Gazprom needs in domestic effective gas turbine equipment for the period up to 2030.