March 17 in St. Petersburg hosted the first public launch of the diesel engine M150 (working name “Pulsar”), a joint Russian Diesel Building enterprise of “Star” and the Austrian engineering company AVL List GmbH under contract with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation in the framework of the Federal Program ” National technological base “.
Presented by an experienced 12-cylinder diesel engine with 1440 kW (2100 rev / min) opens up a whole range of high-speed diesel engines of different purposes in the power range from 400 to 1700 kW, designed for high-speed and working inland and coastal navigation, diesel generator sets, career and construction equipment, as well as for self-propelled railway rolling stock.
Cemeystvu “Pulsar” will open a new era in the development of Russian diesel engine – they will be the most modern engines created in Russia over the past decade, and will compete with the best foreign analogues.
The new line of Russian diesel engine differs from existing analogues efficiency (fuel consumption to 195 g / kW), environmental indicators (compliance with environmental requirements IMO3, Stage 3b, EPA Tier 4 Interim) and high resource values. They embody all the advanced technical solutions engineering world: the fuel system with injection pressure up to 2500 bar and a two-stage turbocharger with intercooler, exhaust gas recirculation and automatic control system, control and protection.
On the test bench development team demonstrated its prototype engine inviting representatives of design organizations, shipbuilding and engineering companies, as well as key partners in the delivery of equipment. At the completion of the necessary tests will be organized his experienced commercial operation, while work continues on the production of subsequent samples.
Application of a new family of engines in marine engineering, energy, mining equipment and railway transport will allow to increase the level of localization to raise the final products of the Russian heavy engineering to a new level.
Of “STAR” prepare the necessary documents for the implementation of a large-scale comprehensive investment project on construction of its new production site for serial production of a new line of engines. Given the absolute importance of appearance in the Russian industry of its own technologies such level – both in terms of national security, as well as in terms of import substitution, the project received support from the regional and federal levels. At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2014 with the participation of the Government of St. Petersburg signed an agreement with Vnesheconombank to finance the construction of a new plant.
Of “STAR” – a leading developer and manufacturer of multi-purpose high-speed diesel engines from 500 to 7400 kW and heavy reverse-gear transmission capacity of up to 40,000 kW for main marine power plants. The company was founded in 1932.