PRIME - Power Machines oppose SPIC to build powerful gas turbines

MOSCOW, 3 Oct /PRIME/.

Power Machines oppose the conclusion of special investment contracts (SPIC) for the localization of production of high-capacity gas turbine, said General Director Timur Lipatov in the framework of the Russian Energy Week (REW-2019).

 "We believe that gas turbines are necessary. We support this thesis. Now I want to say that SPIC, in our opinion, is absolutely not necessary. SPIC for us is a change in the rules of the game", Lipatov said.

Foreign manufacturers for the production of Russian gas turbines can either enter into a SPIC or fulfill the conditions under government decree 719, which establishes the necessary requirements for the products to be considered Russian.

"The time for SPIC has passed, and introducing SPIC now means unequal conditions for those who have moved seriously in this process, for example, us", Lipatov said.

The Russian Federation does not produce its own gas turbines of high power, from 110 MW and above. This main equipment at the TPP with a combined cycle is imported. At the same time, in 2019, Russia launched a large-scale program for the modernization of power plants for the amount of 1.9 trillion rubles. Among its key requirements there is the localization of manufacture in Russia of the necessary equipment.

The project of developing a domestic turbine, although not yet successful, is in the joint venture of the UEC, Inter RAO and Rusnano, a member of Rostec. In addition, Alexei Mordashov's Power Machines announced plans to develop the turbine. In parallel, major energy producers are working on options for localization of turbine production. Inter RAO is conducting such negotiations with GE, Gazprom Energoholding with Siemens, REP Holding with Ansaldo, as well as with Baker Hughes, a GE Company (in partnership with Gazprom).

Source: https://1prime.ru/energy/20191003/830379704.html