Berezinets P.A., Olkhovskiy G.G.; JSC “VTI”

Progress in power engineering is connected today with Gas Turbine Units (GTUs) and Steam and Gas Units (SGUs). Though the first GTU patent was obtained by J. Barber in 1791 in England, i.e. the idea of GTU is known already for more than 200 years, its implementation became possible approximately 50 years ago due to industrial capability. The first gas turbine has been manufactured by the Swiss company BBC (then ABB and nowadays "Alstom").