The Russian company «Tekhnopromexport» submits a counter-claim to Siemens for invalidation of the transaction on gas turbines. This was during the trial said a company representative, reports «Interfax».
The plaintiff demands to recognize partially invalid the turbine supply agreement, concluded on March 10, 2015 between «Siemens gas turbine technology» and «Tekhnopromexport».
The representative of «Tekhnopromexport» stated that all the documents already presented to the court. The meeting was adjourned to a German company could get acquainted with the materials of the counterclaim.
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 on the Peninsula, and the next day announced the establishment of a working group that will investigate the reports of supplies of turbines in the Crimea.
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.
10 July, Siemens announced 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 sued. The defendants were the company «Tekhnopromexport» and «Siemens gas turbine technology».
EU sanctions prohibit European companies to sell technology and materials for energy sector of the Crimea.
The Russian company has filed a counterclaim for Siemens in the case of the supply of gas turbines in the annexed Crimea 17.10.2017