Moscow Arbitration Court appointed a preliminary session on October 20 to consider the case concerning Siemens gas turbines. This was reported by Crimea.Realities agency with the reference to the court materials.
Details of the lawsuit filed by the joint venture Siemens and Power Machines - Siemens Gas Turbine Technology (STGT) against two Rostec structures - Tekhnopromexport OJSC and LLC - are not reported.
The press service of Siemens in Russia has not yet commented on the content of the claim against the structures of Rostec.
As it was reported earlier the sanctions on Russia were increased, when the country brought Siemens turbines into occupied Crimea, which violated the earlier imposed by the EU. Siemens claimed that at least two gas turbine units were supplied to Crimea against the company's will. At first, Russia denied the fact of the supplies but Technopromexport confirmed the supply of the gas turbines to Crimea after their modernization.
As Naftogaz head said, Siemens will not produce gas equipment for Ukraine. According to Kobolev, the company’s agreement with Ukraine threatens its contract with Russia.
“When we started gas transmission system modernization works, we had agreements on delivering compressor systems produced by Siemens. However, in some time they refused such cooperation, as it threatened their contacts with Russia,” Kobolev said.