Siemens may withdraw from the assets in the Russian Federation after the scandal with the gas turbines media

German company Siemens may withdraw from the Russian company «Power machines» and «Interavtomatika», reported by the German publication Wirtschaftswoche.

This opportunity considers the General Director of Siemens Joe Kazer.

Joint venture of Siemens and OJSC Power machines have previously manufactured and supplied turbines for the project of construction of the station in Taman in the Russian Federation.

SP «Interavtomatika» supposedly transformed the turbine so that they may not be recognized by the Siemens products.

On 13 July, Director-General of the Russian company «Power machines» Roman Filippov detained in St.-Petersburg employees of the Federal security service of the Russian Federation.

July 5, Reuters with reference to anonymous sources reported that two turbines manufactured by Siemens arrived in the occupied port of Sevastopol. They allegedly intended for use on a future plant in this city.

It was noted that the turbine arrived from the Peninsula of Taman. There is a company Technopromexport is building the power plant, where, under the contract, must be used turbine Siemens. According to Reuters, the same company associated with the power plant project in Sevastopol and German equipment had originally planned to use the annexed Crimea.

On 6 July, Siemens said that he had not supplied the turbines in the Crimea, and the next day announced the establishment of a working group that will investigate the incident.

July 10 in Siemens noted that two of the four delivered to Russia of gas turbines were moved to the Crimea against the will of the manufacturer.

July 11, Siemens filed claims in the case of the supply of gas turbines in the annexed Crimea.

July 12, Reuters reported on the delivery to Crimea of two turbines, similar to those produced by Siemens. In the German group denied this information.

Russia is building two power plants with a total capacity of 940 MW in the annexed Crimea, which is to strengthen the independence of the Peninsula. To enter one of them into operation was scheduled for late 2017.

However, construction was suspended due to the fact that Russia alone does not produce gas turbines of high power. It was reported that Moscow was negotiating the contract for the supply of the Crimea gas turbine from Iran.

EU sanctions prohibit European companies to sell technology and materials for energy sector of the Crimea.

Siemens may withdraw from the assets in the Russian Federation after the scandal with the gas turbines media 14.07.2017

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