The court adjourned the proceedings on the supply of turbines by Siemens in the Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria office of Siemens in Moscow. Archival photoThe court adjourned the proceedings on the supply of turbines by Siemens in the Crimea© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Moscow arbitration court appointed on October 16, the basic hearings on the case of Siemens to the structures of «Rostec», which the German company requires to recognize the illegal deal to supply its turbines under construction in the Crimea power plants, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

The court denied the motion of defendant JSC «VO «Technopromexport» (JSC TPE) to postpone the preliminary hearing, reasoned that the legality of the contract the delivery of the turbines from 16 Oct 2015 is already checked in the arbitration court of Moscow in the framework of bankruptcy proceedings of JSC TPE. According to the representative of the defendant, interim Manager of JSC TPE asks to recognize the transaction invalid, the courts of two instances dismissed his demand, but on October 3 will be the appeal Manager.

The German company requires to invalidate the transaction consisted of two parts — the contract between OOO «Siemens gas turbine technology» (STGT, 65% owned by Siemens, 35% — «Power machines») and JSC TPE from 10 March 2015 and the contract between JSC TPE and TPE from October 16, 2015. Also requires the plaintiff to apply the consequences of invalidity of transactions, namely to oblige, OOO TPE return of the four turbine manufacturer — the Russian subsidiary of Siemens.

Siemens has previously stated that the Crimea was illegally put four designed for a project in Taman gas turbines. OJSC Tekhnopromexport, which is 2016 in the bankruptcy procedure, at one time signed a contract for the purchase of four turbines of Siemens for a project in the Krasnodar region, which eventually was not implemented. The current OOO TPE building in the Crimea two power plants, according to his message, has bought turbines for thermal power plants in the secondary market and held them in the modernization of Russian plants and engineering companies.

The Russian authorities are confident that the turbines were in Crimea legally as they have undergone a serious alteration with the use of Russian technology in particular have been increased their capacity. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly pointed out that set on the Peninsula of the turbine of Russian origin. However, the EU in early August imposed sanctions due to the delivery of the turbines from Siemens in the Crimea, under which, in particular, got JSC TPE and TPE, as well as their CEO.

The arbitration of Moscow twice previously denied by Siemens in the interim measures on the suit. The plaintiff requested the seizure of four turbines, as well as to establish a ban on the installation of these turbines in the Crimea. Siemens explained his request by the fact that in the event of a claim the dismantling of the turbines will result in a significant time and cost return them to the plaintiff, it can be difficult or impossible. In addition, the German company, as stated in the court ruling, said about the possibility of causing significant damage, since the installation of the controversial turbines and their subsequent operation will reduce their cost as the equipment is subjected to wear and would be considered secondhand. However, the court found that the plaintiff had not submitted evidence to support the possibility of causing significant damage, and the legal basis for the adoption of interim measures not found.

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