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New Russian Compressor Manufacturing Plant Inaugurated

Posted on October 3, 2011

RusTurboMash LLC, a joint venture of Siemens Energy and Iskra-Avigaz, inaugurated a new compressor manufacturing plant in Perm, Russia. Siemens holds a 51% stake in the joint venture, with Iskra-Avigaz holding the rest. The combined investment of the two companies is €60 million.

The initial plan in the upcoming months is to gradually start with the production of stator components for small compressors, Siemens said. By late 2012, the plant is expected to produce complete compressors. These actions will help create as many as 250 jobs, according to the company.

“Russia is a strategic market for Siemens,” said Ralf Kannefass, head of the Turbo Equipment business segment of the Oil and Gas Division of Siemens Energy. “We’ve been operating in Russia for many years. Together with our partner, we’ll produce our latest generation of compressors in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant.”

The new plant in Perm will deliver compressors with drives in the rating range between 6.3 and 32 MW. The first machines will be delivered to and installed in a compressor station operated by Gazprom.

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