27 November 2015, Friday, 12:59

UMPO will launch the largest in Europe blade casting unit


UFA, 27 November 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Olesya Seregina/. The JSC "Ufa Engine Industrial Association"  - UMPO (part of "UEC", Rostec State Corporation) is preparing to launch the Europe's largest melting blade casting unit. Dimensions of the equipment are 9m in width, 12m — in length and 8.5m in height. It is reported by the press service of UMPO.

The unit is designed for manufacture of blanks of engine parts for the prospective civilian aircraft MS-21. The new equipment allows melting from 20 to 150 kg of a special alloy. This makes it possible to fill a large number of blades for only one cycle.

It is noted that the new unit will be involved in a joint project of UMPO and the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys on developing and implementing resource-efficient production technology of hollow cast turbine blades. It will be used in production of not only the aircraft gas turbine engines, but in production of oil and gas pumping stations.

In early November, the project won a grant in the contest of the Ministry of Education of Russia. The grant will help UMPO to reduce the terms of the innovation implementation in pilot and full-scale production.

JSC "Ufa Engine Industrial Association" is the largest manufacturer of aircraft engines in Russia. The main activities are development, production, maintenance and repair of turbo-jet aircraft engines and gas-pumping units, manufacture and repair of helicopter units.

JSC "United Engine Building Corporation" (part of the Rostec state corporation) is an integrated structure, specialized in development, serial production and maintenance of engines for military and civil aviation, space programs and the Navy, as well as for oil and gas industry and energy sector. Proceeds of the holding in 2014 amounted to 199.9 billion rubles.

Rostec is the Russian state-owned corporation established in 2007 to promote development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. Rostec companies are located in the territory of 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of over 70 countries. Rostec revenues in 2014 amounted to 964.5 billion rubles. The total amount of tax deductions was 147.8 billion rubles.

themes: UMPO, unit, blades