Siemens’ partner for turbine production appoints new CEO

Siemens’ partner for turbine production appoints new CEO
Yuri Petrenya Photo: Alexander Kolbasov / TASS

The Board of Directors of Siloviye Mashiny (Power Machines) PJSC appointed a new CEO after the resignation of Roman Filippov. His post was taken by Filippov’s former deputy Yuri Petrenya, who worked as technical director of the company.

CEO Roman Filippov leaves Power Machines PJSC by agreement of the parties, the company said in a statement to RBC.

In his place, the company's Board appointed Yuri Petrenya, who previously held the post of Filippov’s deputy and technical director of the company.

Power Machines PJSC belongs to entrepreneur Alexey Mordashov. According to him, Petrenya is "one of the most highly qualified specialists and experienced industry’s managers." The company hopes that he will "be able to create the necessary conditions for the further effective development of the company."

Yuri Petrenya has been with Power Machines since 2003.

At the position of Deputy CEO and Technical Director of Power Machines PJSC, he was responsible for the development and implementation of programs to create new generations of advanced energy equipment for thermal, nuclear and hydropower.

Prior to joining the company, he worked for a long time as CEO of the leading industry research institute in the field of power engineering – Central Boiler-and-Turbine Institute named after Polzunov.

Early in the morning, it became transpired that the Board of Directors of Power Machines had dismissed its CEO, Roman Filippov. The meeting of the Board, which discussed the early resignation of Filippov and the election of a new CEO of the company, took place on July 19.

The company's management made this decision because of the scandal over the violation of the European sanctions due to the supply of Siemens gas turbines to the Crimea. The SGT5-2000E turbines manufactured by the Siemens joint venture and Power Machines PJSC – Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies (St. Petersburg), were supplied to the power plant in the Crimea. At the same time, initially, according to Reuters, the turbines were intended for the construction of two power plants in the Krasnodar Territory.

The company Tekhnopromexport, a Rostekh subsidiary, was responsible for the supply of turbines. Siemens filed a lawsuit in the Moscow Arbitration Court. The hearing on this case is scheduled for August 21.

In mid-July, Filippov was detained for questioning by the FSB. According to the source of RBC, close to the Power Machines, this interrogation is not connected with the supply of gas turbines to the Crimea. The sources of Interfax and Fontanka claim that Filippov's interrogations were related to the criminal case about the disclosure of state secrets.

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