The Russian enterprise “UEC-Saturn” ready to start serial production of marine gas turbine engines for the Russian Navy.
The factory has a portfolio of relevant orders from the Russian defense ministry, told reporters the Managing Director of “Saturn” Victor Polyakov.
From 2014 to 2017 “Saturn” conducted the development of three different marine propulsion with a capacity of 27,500 and 10,000 horsepower.
As known; Ukraine has refused to manufacture gas turbines for Russian Navy after the Crimea Conflict in 2014. First three ships of the Project 11356 Frigate had their turbines from Ukraine but the other 3 had to wait for Russia to develop and manufacture these turbines.
So this manufacturing move will ensure Russia‘s independence from imports from the Ukraine, previously supplied gas turbine engines.