United Engine Corporation (UEC), part of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation, has started serial deliveries of М55Р diesel-gas turbine units for Russian Navy Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov class frigates.
The first unit was shipped to PJSC Northern Shipyard of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).
Diesel-gas turbine unit М55Р has successfully passed qualification and acceptance tests. The product was created as part of the import substitution program; it is planned to install it on the third Project 22350 frigate “Admiral Isakov”. This is the first Russian marine unit manufactured exclusively by domestic enterprises.
“Rostec is consistently implementing programs for the development of modern engines of all types. The creation of offshore gas turbine power plants and units is a science-intensive high-tech process. Only a few manufacturers in the world have such competencies. We are ready to meet the demand of Russian shipbuilders for new gas turbine units. The second unit of this series is planned to be delivered in December 2020, ”said Vladimir Artyakov, First Deputy General Director of Rostec State Corporation.
The creation of DGTA M55R was carried out in close cooperation with Severnoye PKB JSC. The tests of the unit assembled with a gearbox, diesel engine and local control systems were carried out in the assembly and testing complex of ship gas turbine engines and gas turbine units at one of the UEC enterprises.
For Project 22350 frigate, Rostec State Corporation also produces ZRAK Pantsir-ME, radio-transparent radomes and other equipment. On the flight deck of frigates, the Ka-27 anti-submarine helicopters or the Ka-52K attack helicopters can be embarked.