Siemens banned turbines from Iran to Russia

Siemens запретил поставить турбины из Ирана в РФ

Russia tried to secure turbines from Iran

In Iran, gas turbines of the German company produced under license.

German company Siemens did not allow the Iranian company Mapna to supply gas turbines to Russia, Radio Liberty reported on Monday, July 31. In the company fear that the turbines will be installed at thermal power plants in the Crimea.

Previously, the Agency RBC reported that the Corporation rostec intends to purchase the turbines, which the Iranian company produces under the license of Siemens.

In particular, it was reported that in February of 2017, the head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov said that the Corporation is in the final stages of negotiating the purchase of turbines from Mapna. The contract, however, was not made, according to the official version, due to the fact that the parties have not reached mutual understanding. According to RBC, Siemens Mapna warned about the deterioration of relations between them, if they put turbines in Russia.

The result is a subsidiary of Rostec, the company acquired the turbines from a joint venture of Siemens and the St. Petersburg Power machines.

The Siemens scandal erupted in early July when Reuters reported the German turbines which were originally built for the Taman, but got on the annexed Peninsula.

The German company has accused Russia of violating the terms of the contract and filed a lawsuit in the Moscow Arbitration court. The Kremlin insists that arrived in Crimea “Russian-made equipment, assembled from Russian components”.

In addition to breaking license agreements with Russian companies, Siemens announced its withdrawal from the number of shareholders of the company Interavtomatika in which the German company owns about 46 percent.

The European Union supported the German proposal to strengthen sanctions against Russia in connection with the delivery to the occupied Crimea turbines Siemens.