According to the original plan, the Ural Turbine Works (UTW) was to be completed in 1932-1936 as a structural unit of the electric machine building plant. In 1930, the Supreme Council of National Economy (SCNE) has instructed the All-Union Electrical Engineering Association to conduct design and survey to determine the places to erect several enterprises of the electrical engineering industry. One of the key proposals was to build the Uralelectromash plant (UEMK) on the northern outskirts of Sverdlovsk. It was planned that the plant, would produce the entire range of electrical equipment - from turbines, generators, and transformers to cables, insulators, and wires by combining “five main plants and nine procuring and service plants based on maximum mechanization and differentiation of production processes.” It was decided to use the territory from Lake Shartash to the village of Medny Rudnik (from 1946 — Verkhnyaya Pyshma) to build the future industrial giant.
In June 1932, the Council of Labor and Defense under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR approved the timeframes for construction of the UEMK. Machine building and hardware production were supposed to be commissioned by the end of 1934, turbine generators and transformers production facilities by 1936.
Due to the economic and political events in our country, a unified plant was never built, but it resulted in the establishment of two independent enterprises — Uralelectroapparat and the Ural Turbine Works. In 1937, the design of the turbine plant was approved, and on October 2, 1938 the Ural Turbine Works (UTW) was founded. Production of steam turbine motors for naval vessels at the stage of construction, which was the main focus of the UTW, was replaced by production of steam turbines for combined heat and power plants.In May 1941, the UTW produced a 12 MW heating turbine. Production of the first turbine meant mastering the manufacturing cycle of the most powerful steam heating turbine at that time, determining the direction of the plant’s focus to produce heating turbines, opening up the opportunity to further approve their new technical and design solutions.