The German concern Siemens has announced discharge of its duties under the contract with the Russian Technopromexport by providing the company with four gas turbines.
This was said by Director of the Department of Energy and Gas Production of Siemens in Russia Nikolay Rotmistrov.
“We have provided Technopromexport with the turbines. Taman is their place of destination under the contract. As far as Taman is a territory of the Russian Federation we do not violate any sanctions,” said Rotmistrov.
At the same time Tehnopromjeksport reports that some equipment is not yet delivered.
The Technopromexport Company is part of the Rostech State Corporation. The Company purchased from Siemens and the Silovye Mashyny (power machines) Concern four 187 MW turbines in March 2015. Siemens is the 65% shareholder of the Silovye Mashyny Concern. The equipment is officially intended for the construction of power plants on the Taman peninsula in Russia.
While citing sources Reuters reports that Russia has plans to install the turbines at two power stations in the annexed Crimea, which are under construction by Technopromexport.
The EU sanctions imposed due to the annexation of Crimea by Russia do not let European manufacturers deliver equipment directly to Crimea.