Promising project 20385 corvettes instead of engines from German companies MTU will be equipped with a more powerful powerplant of the Russian production, said chief designer of the Kolomna plant " Valery Ryzhkov.
"the project 20385 were scheduled MTU engines. I know these engines, they are more powerful than ours. Each engine has about 5, 7 thousand Kilowatts of power. But we could make such a machine, if we were given the job, " said Ryzhkov in conversation Flotprom. EN.
"Now we are on our own initiative made such a setup, and it will have even more power. Taboo on the production and delivery of MTU engines obtained as a result of the fact that the Russian Federation tried to claim my own voice on the international arena and to position itself as a strong state, which must be deemed. The result was that the German engines, But their delivery is prohibited. To keep the unfinished ship cannot, " said he." it is expected to put on this project engines of new generation, which we designed in the framework of the Federal target program for the development of the diesel industry. By order of crafters we have completed the technical design of the engine 7, 5 kW. It's not even 5, 700 kilowatts, which gives MTU, and much more. Currently a prototype of such an engine is Already installed on the stand. Made a test launch, " said he. MTU - German Firm, has been producing diesel engines. In 2014, did not want from the supply of propulsion systems for the Russian ships of the project 20385 due to the introduction of the EU anti-Russian sanctions." Kolomna enterprise " is one of the largest suppliers of diesel propulsion for ships and submarines of Navy fleet of Russia. March 17, 2011, the press service of the organization " JSC "Severnaya Verf" declared the conclusion of the Russian defense Ministry contract for the construction of the project 20385 corvettes (modification of project 20380 with reinforced anti-missile and anti-ship weapons). The agreement was signed within the framework of the state program of armaments to 2020. Six corvettes are Planned to be built till 2020. Corvette project 20385 "Rumbling" was laid down on 1 February 2012, "Prompt" - July 25, 2013. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries.