Rogozin plans to negotiate with Gazprom about download of engine-building companies

MOSCOW, may 17. /TASS/. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin expects to reach agreement with Gazprom executives about download of engine capacity with orders for the equipment for pumping gas. About this he wrote in Facebook.

“If you agree, you’ll kill three birds with one stone: give extra load to the engine-building enterprises will train their new civic competencies and provide “Gazprom” stable and independent of the sanctions the supply of key equipment,” he said.

Previously, the newspaper “Kommersant” reported that on may 23 in the research and production Association “Saturn” in Rybinsk will be a meeting with participation Rogozin and the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller. The main theme is the capacity of the United engine Corporation (UEC) and engine-building enterprises of the state Corporation “Roscosmos” orders of equipment and accessories for pumping gas. According to the results, it is planned to compile a list of companies that may be involved in the program.

The newspaper’s sources in “Gazprom” has informed that at the meeting we can go about the procurement of turbo compressor units (GPA), details for which are currently partly manufactured overseas.

According to the publication, the need to download engine company third-party orders arose after the incident at the Voronezh mechanical factory (VMZ), where they used the wrong solder in the engines for carrier rockets “proton-M”. During debriefing it became clear that the plant is in urgent need of technological upgrading, and staff – to raise wages. Existing orders will not be enough, so Rogozin in February instructed to load VSW third-party orders from the engineers.