23 May 2018 year UTW digitalised steam turbine to ensure efficient and smooth waste processing

Ural Turbine Works (ROTEC Holding) has developed Russia’s first turbine for waste incineration plants — Kp-77-6,8. This makes it possible to abandon the use of expensive equipment from foreign producers in favour of domestic technologies. Furthermore, due to the use of ROTEC Holding’s prognostic technologies, the new turbine now has the highest level of reliability.

Unlike convenient power plants, the performance of waste incineration plants is measured not only in Watts of electric power, but also in tonnes of waste processed. In case of failure of the generation equipment, consumers can get their power from other generation facilities; however, lack of waste processing capacities cannot be compensated for in the same way.

That is why the new machine from UTW uses the PRANA Prognostics and Remote Monitoring System developed by ROTEC Holding. PRANA identifies deviations in the operation of equipment 2-3 months before they cause a failure. The use of predictive analytical technologies not only prevents potential accidents, but also enhances transparency, reliability and efficiency of operation.

“Over several years, we have been developing a line-up of turbines and technical solutions for a power island of waste disposal facilities using either direct incineration or pyrolysis. I am confident that the Ural turbines will promote the development of this type of generation and thus will contribute to an improvement in the environmental situation in Russia,” Mikhail Lifshits, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ural Turbine Works, stressed.

The new UTW machine has been designed in a one-cylinder version and has a capacity of 75 MW, which is enough to supply 80,000 apartments with power. It is based on operationally proven design solutions and state-of-the-art patented technologies.

Kp-77 has been developed on the basis of technical specifications provided by the project customer AGK-1 and the project engineer HITACHI Zosen Inova AG, who are implementing a project to construct municipal solid waste treatment plants in the Moscow Region and the Republic of Tatarstan. It is expected that they will help to reduce the level of waste burial from 95% to 40% in the Moscow Region by 2023, while the Republic of Tatarstan will reach a target of zero burial by that time. Ural Turbine Works has successfully passed a production and engineering capacity audit conducted by HITACHI Zosen Inova AG.

Ural Turbine Works JSC ( is one of Russia’s leading machine-building enterprises in the area of design and production of power equipment. Founded in 1938, the enterprise currently specialises in producing steam turbines, servicing and modernising steam and gas turbines. It is part of ROTEC Holding.

ROTEC JSC ( is an industrial holding. The areas of company activity involve the PRANA system for predicting industrial equipment status; design, engineering and general contracting services associated with construction of power and infrastructure facilities; development and production of highly efficient systems for energy storage and accumulation using supercondensers; and manufacturing, modernising and maintenance of primary and auxiliary power equipment.

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