Contents tagged with Siemens

  • Media: Siemens banned Iranian company from supplying turbines to Crimea

    The German company Siemens has forbidden the Iranian company Mapna to supply gas turbines to the Russian-occupied Crimea. Three sources close to Siemens, Rostec and the Russian government reported the information to RBC.

    According to them, by autumn 2016, Siemens began delaying the equipment delivery after the media had reported information on the turbines’ supply to the Crimea bypassing the sanctions. In this regard, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government and Rostec to find …

  • Media: Siemens to reshuffle staff following Crimea turbines scandal

    Siemens management is discussing personnel changes in the company after the scandal resulting from power plant turbines being shipped to the annexed Crimea in circumvention of the sanctions, Handelsblatt reported with reference to sources in the German concern. The company considers itself the “victim” of the events.

    According to the newspaper’s sources, several top managers are accusing the head of the Russian division, Dietrich Möller. They believe that he delayed the inspection of …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs: Ukraine demands investigation of supply of Siemens turbines to Crimea

    Ukraine will demand that the German government and the European Union investigate and punish all perpetrators involved in the delivery of Siemens turbines to power plants in the annexed Crimea, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, wrote in an article for the Evropeiska Pravda.

    “The only way out is a frank and public investigation and punishment of all accomplices - legal, political and reputational. This is exactly what Ukraine will demand from Siemens, the German …

  • Germany: Scandal with Siemens turbines in Crimea will lead to deterioration of Russian-German relations

    The German government has said that Moscow's deception, bringing gas turbines made by the German company Siemens from Russia to the Crimea, despite its prohibition under EU sanctions and in violation of its contracts, will lead to further deterioration of relations between the two countries.

    "Such a massive violation of sanctions will again burden German-Russian relations," the spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry told the German publication Bild am Sonntag.

    It has been reported that …

  • German media: in 2016 Putin promised not to use Siemens turbines in the Crimea

    In September 2016, during a meeting in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised then Vice-Chancellor and current German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, that Siemens turbines would not be sent to the Crimea, writes German publication Wirtschaftswoche , citing sources close to Gabriel.

    According to this information, in addition to the two politicians, German Ambassador to Russia Rüdiger von Fritsch and representatives of the Russian president also attended the meeting. According to …

  • Director of company involved in Siemens turbines scandal fired in Russia

    The CEO of Silovye Mashiny, which was involved in a scandal with Siemens turbines, has been fired In Russia.

    As reported by Interfax, the Board of Directors of Silovye Mashiny passed a decision July 19 on the early termination of Roman Filippov's powers.

     On July 13, Filippov was interrogated in Russia for a criminal case concerning the disclosure of state secrets.

    The Board of Directors of PJSC Silovye Mashiny appointed a new CEO after Roman Filipov's resignation. The new CEO is Filippov's …

  • Media: Siemens could withdraw from two projects in Russia after Crimea turbine scandal

    Siemens is considering the possibility of withdrawing from two major projects with Russia after the scandal with the gas turbines in annexed Crimea, reported German business news outlet WirtschaftsWoche with reference to sources in the company.

    According to the article’s sources, Siemens’ CEO Joe Kaeser is exploring the possibility of ending the German company’s involvement with Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies LLC.

    In addition, according to the sources, Siemens is also considering the …

  • Media: Siemens considers leaving Russia

    The German company, Siemens, is considering the possibility of abandoning its assets in Russia due to the delivery of turbines to the Crimea, as reported on Friday, July 14th, by German business weekly, Wirtschaftswoche, citing sources in Siemens.

    It is noted that the CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser, is considering not only the possibility of withdrawing from Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies - a joint venture with Russian company, Power Machines, that assembled turbines, but also leaving the …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine provided the EU with proof of Russia’s circumvention of sanctions

    Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine announced on Channel 5 TV that the representatives of the European Union at the Ukraine-EU summit were presented with information about Russia's circumvention of sanctions.

    Yelisieiev said that the representatives of Ukraine handed over the document, which spelled out all the facts and cases whereby Russia managed to circumvent European sanctions. According to him, Kyiv also drew attention to attempts of the …

  • Russian FSB arrests head of company which made Siemens turbines for Crimea

    Officers of the Russian FSB have arrested the director general of Power Machines plant, Roman Filippov on suspicion of disclosing state secrets.

    Information on the arrest came out against the backdrop of the scandal surrounding the shipment of Siemens turbines to Crimea, which is currently under EU sanctions. The SGT5-2000E turbines are produced by the St. Petersburg based company Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies (SGTT), a joint enterprise of Siemens and Power Machines JSC, created in 2011 (65 …