Power Machines identified suppliers and signed all contracts for the supply of basic technological equipment for completing procurement and assembly-welding production within the framework of the ongoing project to produce medium-and large-capacity gas turbines. Delivery and commissioning of the new equipment will be provided during 2020.
Among the main items of equipment: four- roll sheet bending machine for bending parts made of stainless steel and nickel alloy, equipment for mandrel bending of pipes, equipment for sandblasting and installation for automated welding of support sleeves.
Production of gas turbines GTE-65 and GTE-170 is carried out at the LMZ Power Machines. One of the key areas of the company's investment program is the refitting of manufacture by some groups of equipment for debottlenecking. The total investment in refitting production exceeds 4 billion rubles.
Power Machines started developing a domestic line of power gas turbines of two standard sizes - GTE-65 and GTE-170 - in 2018. Since then, a design bureau has been created, design documentation has been developed, and design work is underway. The first GTE-170 turbine went into production, the audit of GTE-65, which had previously been manufactured, but its tests were not completed, was completed. The production of GTE-65 and GTE-170 gas turbines is deployed at LMZ. This is complementary to the technological operations that are historically performed by the plant. The production is re-equiped for debottlenecking. To test the full-sized units of the combustion chambers of power GTUs at full-scale parameters, the plant has its own experimental research base.
The R&D plan is being implemented with the participation of the country's leading research enterprises. Retrofitting of production is underway, active work with suppliers is ongoing. In 2019 Power Machines won the competition of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia to subsidize R&D for this project.