Despite sanctions Russia bought turbine motors from Siemens for occupied Crimea, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

In its turn, Siemens denies the supplies of the turbine motors to the Crimea
10:35, 6 July 2017


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Russia supplied two Siemens turbine motors for power plant into the occupied Crimea. Reuters reported that citing the officer of the Crimean energy sphere, familiar with the progress of projects, the second source of the information is an employee of the construction company involved.

Two electric power plants are being built in the territory of the peninsula, their total capacity is 940 MW. The estimated cost of the project is 1.3 billion dollars. The cable network is already laid on the bottom of the Kerch Strait. The delivery of the Siemens turbine motors was suspended this year due to the risk to violate sanctions, the sources underlined.

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In its turn, Siemens denied the supplies of the turbine motors to the Crimea.

“Siemens hasn’t supplied turbine motors to the Crimea and is following all the export control restrictions,” Wolfram Trost, a spokesman for Siemens, commented the situation.

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Moscow representative of the German company together with the Russia’s Ministry of Energy, which coordinates all energy projects in the Crimea, refused to comment. The representatives of the European Commission and German Energy Ministry hadn’t commented on the situation yet.

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