The head of “Gazprom energoholding” Denis Fyodorov said that Russia should locate foreign turbine manufacture, and not to develop your unit. A week ago the first large turbine collapsed during the test.

“Why do we always invent a wheel that has been invented?” – rhetorically asked Fedorov on the Russian international energy forum, which takes place April 25 in St. Petersburg .– And the wheel turns out square, triangular. can spend 100% localization instead of investing in development, then 2-3 years to test the turbine with uncertain prospects.

Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov did not agree with Fedorov, stating that full localization. Siemens impossible, and proposing to support the plant. Currently, the company has included in the sanctions list of the USA.

We will remind you, a week ago the first GTD-110M was built in testing. It was supposed to be an alternative to the products of Siemens and GE. Last year, the big resonance was caused by the supply of turbines by Siemens on the territory of Crimea, which is under Western sanctions.

The energy forum will be held at Expoforum from 25 to 27 April. It is attended by over 2 thousand delegates and about 9 thousand specialists.

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