Russian officials inspected the power plant under construction in the occupied Crimea


The Ministry of energy of Russia said on its website on June 29, held at the power plant in Crimea, the first test gas turbine output power to the network.

“For the current week, there were two landmark events – the first units of the Tauride TPP and JSC TPP issued the first megawatts… In the framework of the program of commissioning of the first units successfully carried out steam blowing of boilers and steam pipelines, synchronization of the Unified energy system with the subsequent set of power gas turbine with the output power of the network”, – stated in the message.

The Ministry did not specify on which of the TES passed the test turbine.

Reuters writes that we are talking about the turbine German company Siemens, staged in the occupied Crimea in 2017 despite sanctions prohibitions.

Experts said that Russia will be difficult to start the operation of the turbine and activate the software without the help of consultants from Siemens. However, according to the Agency, the testing showed that Russia is close to run turbines.

In July 2017, it became known that two turbines manufactured by Siemens arrived in the occupied port of Sevastopol.

Siemens said that he had not supplied the turbines in the Crimea, and filed claims in this case. In December, the Moscow Arbitration court rejected Siemens in the return of the equipment from the Crimea. Power plant under construction on the Peninsula will be launched before the end of 2018, reported the head of “Rosteh” Sergey Chemezov.

In connection with the supply of turbines by Siemens in the Crimea, the European Union imposed sanctions against three Russians and three Russian companies. In the EU sanctions list fell the Deputy Minister of energy of Russia Andrey Cherezov.

EU sanctions prohibit European companies to sell technology and materials for energy sector of the Peninsula.