Rostec delivers diesel-gas turbine units for Russian frigates

The United Engine Corporation (UEC), part of Russian state corporation Rostec, has delivered locally-made M55R seaborne diesel/gas turbine power units to the Severnaya Verf Shipyard for Project 22350 frigates.

The M55R power units are set to replace imported engines on the Russian frigates, Rostec stated.

The units will be mounted on the frigates Admiral Golovko, Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Isakov, Admiral Amelko, Admiral Chichagov, Admiral Yumashev and Admiral Spiridonov.

The main propulsion system of each warship consists of two units installed on the starboard and port sides. The M55R comprises a gas turbine powerplant and a diesel engine that ensure the separate mode of operation.

“The domestic power units designated for the latest frigates are being dispatched according to plan. The UEC has already delivered its fourth M55R power unit to the Severnaya Verf Shipyard,” said Rostec first deputy CEO Vladimir Artyakov.

“This was preceded by mandatory bench tests, in which each power unit confirms its quality and reliability. The power plant is designated for equipping the third serial-built frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Isakov.”

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