A Moscow arbitration court refused to impound four gas turbines which were manufactured by Siemens and sent by Technopromexport to the annexed Crimea in violation of sanctions,TASS reported, referring to the court’s decision.
“The court refuses to approve the application of Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies (a Siemens subsidiary),” TASS quoted the court as saying.
The Siemens subsidiary demanded the seizure of the gas turbines and wanted Technopromexport and other parties to be prohibited from transporting, installing, exploiting, modifying, disassembling, or otherwise using them.
In addition, Siemens requested the court to prohibit Technopromexport from negotiating the sale of the equipment.
There was no confirmation of this on the Moscow Arbitrations Court’s website.
The petition for the seizure of the turbines was filed in connection with the consideration of the claim of the Siemens subsidiary against the companies Rostec and Technopromexport.
The story about the Seimens turbines being sent to Crimea broke in June. The German company accuses Tekhnopromexport of sending four gas turbine units to Crimea, ignoring the European Union sanctions.
Tekhnopromexport (a company created by the Russian state corporation Rostec) is building two thermal power stations in the annexed Crimea using the imported Siemens gas turbines.