On 24 July 2017 the UEC-GT Department on Installation, Commissioning and Servicing (UEC-GT, JSC is a part of the Rostec United Engine Corporation) reported that the total operating time of the units had reached 4 bln. hours. The total operating time is being monitored by the Customer Support Centre of the company; the data are updated on a daily basis.
The leading position is taken by GTA-6RM power generating sets supplying electric and heat power to oil and gas fields, municipal and industrial facilities.
The GTA-6RM power generating units are being operated by 16 companies including Surgutneftegaz, Tomskneft, Gazpromneft-Vostok, Lukoil-energoseti and others. The total operating time of GTA-6RM units as of July 24, 2017 made up 2 405 thous.hours.
For the moment 243 power generating and gas compressor sets rated from 2 to 25 MW produced by UEC-GT are either in operation or at the commissioning and start up stage at the customers’ sites.
A significant contribution into this high figure of operating hours is made by 16 and 25 MW gas compressor sets manufactured under Gazprom order for such projects as Nord Stream-2, Turkish Stream and Power of Siberia. Nowadays UEC-GT, JSC is developing the design of a standardized gas compressor set rated at 25 MW (GPA-25U). According to the agreement of intent signed between Gazprom and United Engine Corporation (UEC) in May this year, the standardized gas compressor set shall be in line with high-end technologies in terms of energy performance, environmental friendliness, reliability and repairability. It is expected that UEC will provide investing in the development of the design and production documents as well as into organization of the production, whereas Gazprom is planning to purchase these gas compressor units.