Siemens, Alstom and GE to be disconnected from Russian gas turbines

After the announcement of the policy of localization in the oil sector, the Ministry of Energy fights for gas turbine service. The Ministry intends to prohibit foreign companies to generate information about work and condition of gas turbine units, supplied in Russia, in foreign centers of technical condition monitoring. This was reported by the First Deputy Minister of Energy Alexei Teksler. Now the monitoring gives foreign suppliers - they control the Russian market - the ability to quickly offer service to operators of power plants and to receive technical data to improve the turbines.

The Energy Ministry will oblige manufacturers to find Russian companies that are ready to monitor - a strategically important information should remain in the country, the Ministry thinks. Teksler says that the primary reason for the monitoring in Russia is interest in the data from domestic firms.

- Currently, there are a number of Russian companies that develop and implement remote monitoring systems, a healthy competition in the field develops, - explained Teksler. - Foreign companies that provide the service of gas turbine equipment in the near future will have to monitor technical condition exclusively through Russian residents.

The fact is that the power plants operators enter into separate contracts for the purchase of monitoring and control systems - in other case, generating companies are deprived of the service of the same Alstom and Siemens. According to Teksler, producers set control systems at their plant also because of value of the information, obtained in the development of more sophisticated models of gas turbines. This information can be very useful for the Russian manufacturers and designers of gas turbines. All the nuances of this initiative are worked out by interdepartmental group on the development of power engineering equipment import substitution program in the field of gas turbine technologies. This group is headed by Alexei Teksler and the First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Gleb Nikitin.

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