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Tests of Russia’s first large-capacity gas turbine suspended

Tests had to be suspended, a Rostec representative confirmed

MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Tests of Russia’s first large-capacity gas turbine GTD-110M were halted due to a failure of some mechanism but project activities will continue after troubleshooting, a representative of the Russian state corporation Rostec told TASS on Tuesday. The statement was confirmed by a representative of Rusnano, another project stakeholder.

"A range of mechanisms has indeed failed during long-term tests to verify lifetime indicators of GD-110M. Tests had to be suspended until closeout of the problems. This will indeed influence on the deadline but it is not fatal for the project. We remind this is the first experience of developing turbines of such class in Russia and complications in the course of tests were fairly expected," the Rostec representative said.

Rusnano will continue its shareholding participation in "the highly sought project and expect that it will be implemented," the company told TASS.