"We have drafts by Power Machines, by Rostec’s ODK. We expect the first prototypes to be built in three to five years," Denis Manturov said in an interview.
Russia has to rely on imports of gas turbines with a power generation capacity of 100 megawatts and more for its thermal power stations.
The need to shift away from imports was thrust into the spotlight after the European Union banned a range of equipment deliveries to Russia’s Crimea in 2014. This impeded sales to the peninsula by German engineering group Siemens.