General Director of Power Machines Timur Lipatov spoke about the current status of production of gas turbines GTE-65 and GTE-170 and the next steps in the implementation of the project

General Director of PJSC "Power machines" Timur Lipatov spoke at the panel session Power engineering: prospects for the development of high-capacity gas turbines in the Russian Federation. The session was held on October 3 in the framework of the forum Russian Energy Week (REW).

The participants of the discussion discussed the effectiveness of state support measures for the revival of gas turbine construction, as well as the willingness of manufacturers to meet the demand for this equipment, along with the willingness of generating companies not only to assist in scientific development and testing of first production units of domestic gas turbines, but also to apply them in projects of modernization of thermal power plants.

Timur Lipatov, General Director of Power Machines, stressed that the project to create a line of domestic gas turbine units of medium and high capacity GTE-65 and GTE-170 is key and strategically important not only for Power Machines, but for the country as a whole.

A lot of work has already been done in Power Machines to prepare to produce gas turbines. A year before the project started, a design bureau for gas turbine units was created, the staff includedapproximately 100 highly qualified specialists with experience in the aviation and energy sectors.

Design documentation was developed, a large-scale complex of research and development activities is being implemented. All interested parties of the country's scientific and industrial community have been involved in the revival of domestic gas turbine construction, domestic suppliers of critical components and blanks have been identified, and modernization of our own production and experimental research base is underway.

The session was attended by Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Andrey Cherezov, Director of the Department of Operational Control and Management in the Electric Power Industry of the Ministry of Energy of Russia Evgeny Grabchak, Deputy Director of the Machine Tool and Investment Engineering Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Oleg Tokarev, Director of Electricity Market Operations, Gazprom Energoholding LLC Mikhail Bulygin, Chairman of the Board, General Director of T Plus PJSC Andrey Vagner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rotek JSC Mikhail Lifshits, President of VTI OJSC Gurgen Olkhovsky, and General Director of Tatenergo JSC Rauzil Haziev.

The moderator was Stepan Solzhenitsyn, General Director of the Siberian Generating Company LLC.