Moscow court denied Siemens’ claim to return gas turbines delivered to Crimea

The Moscow Arbitration Court dismissed the claim of the Russian subsidiary of the German company Siemens against the Russian state corporation Rostec on the return of the turbines supplied for the thermal power plants (TPPs) being built in the annexed Crimea, as reported on January 10th by RIA Novosti.

"We deny the claim," Judge Ayuna Tsidipova said.

The plaintiff, manufacturer of turbines, Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies LLC, asked the court to recognize the contract for the supply of turbines with Rostec structures dates March 10, 2015 as illegal and also demanded the return of four gas turbine units.

Earlier, the Moscow Arbitration Court summoned Siemens to appear in court regarding the lawsuit brought by Siemens Gas Turbine Technology against the Rostec corporation, and therefore postponed the hearing until January 10th.

Siemens demanded that the contracts for the delivery of turbines and their subsequent transfer to Rostec be recognized as invalid. In addition, the company demanded the return of the gas turbines. Similar requests are contained in the lawsuit brought by Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies against Rostec’s subsidiaries.

Earlier, OAO and OOO Technopromexport (Rostec subsidiaries) filed a counterclaim against Siemens and its subsidiary. Rostec head, Sergey Chemezov, believes that a dispute between Technopromexport and German Siemens on supplying turbines to the Crimea can only be resolved in court.

The scandal regarding the supply of Siemens turbines to the Crimea broke in June. The German company accuses Technopromexport of supplying four gas turbines to the peninsula, bypassing EU sanctions.

Technopromexport is building two TPPs in the annexed Crimea using illegally imported Siemens gas turbines.

  Siemens, Siemens turbines, Crimea, Russia, Sanctions on Russia