In Kiev has accused Siemens of non-cooperation for the Russian market
German concern Siemens has refused to supply equipment to Ukraine for modernizing the gas transportation system (GTS) of the country, in order not to lose the Russian market. This was stated by the head of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Andrey KOBOLEV, transfers “Interfax”.
“The first compressors are already brought in, it was the Siemens compressor portfolio. But then she called Siemens and was told that if we bring, then we will lose the Russian market”, — said the Manager.
He did not specify when a contract was signed with the Germans. As a result, according to Kobolyev, “Naftogaz” had to buy equipment from an American General Electric.
“In the morning I had a meeting in the “Ukrtransgaz”, which performs the transit of gas to European countries. The report they received said that the first seven [of goods] which form the first half of the compressor General Electric arrived today in Ukraine,” KOBOLEV was quoted by RIA Novosti.
In July 2017, the German company announced that it had received credible information about upgrading and moving to the Crimea four Siemens gas turbines, which were delivered in the summer of 2016 for the project in Taman (Krasnodar region). This was done, according to Siemens, in violation of contractual obligations. The company wants to secure the return of equipment in Taman and prevent new supplies to Crimea. In particular, the German holding company has filed a lawsuit against “Technopromexport” (a subsidiary of Rostec), who participated in the delivery. In Moscow, meanwhile, insists that brought the Peninsula to the turbine — Russian origin.
Because of the scandal with the supply of turbines in the Crimea, the European Union expanded sanctions against Russia.