GE has stopped servicing gas turbines at thermal power plants in Russia following the latest sanctions by the US, the Russian business newspaper Kommersant has reported.
GE suspended its operations in Russia after Moscow invaded Ukraine, with the exception of providing essential medical equipment and supporting existing power services in the country. The US Government announced the latest set of sanctions against Russia on 18 June 2023. The new sanctions bar US companies from offering engineering services in Russia. The move will impact power stations with a combined capacity of 5 GW.
The extended sanctions will also impact deliveries of original spare parts and will restrict access to technical schematics and databases. A spokesperson for GE said: “We’re conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the new US sanctions package’s impact on our operations in the region and are continuing our engagement with relevant authorities to ensure compliance with restrictions, regulations, and legislation.”