We see the interest of European business in cooperation with Russia. Last spring, Siemens announced its willingness to increase the localisation of turbine production from 60 to 90%. Another example is the Schneider Electric Company, which is actively engaged in the localisation of production in our country and has invested more than 1 billion euros in Russia over the past five years. Moreover, just yesterday, our company TAIF and Siemens signed an agreement. The extensive plans of European companies are based on the digitalisation. We are greatly interested in the European experience in implementing energy sector reforms — Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
Technologies of European companies tested both in the EU and in the other parts of the world can help Russia overcome problems and become one of the economies where energy efficiency is actively developing — Bashir Chalabi, Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Committee, Association of European Businesses; Head of Environment and Energy Efficiency Practice, TIAR Center.
Energy efficiency is one of the most promising areas of cooperation between Russia and the EU. Working together in this area will allow Russia to improve energy security, increase the competitiveness of Russian-made products in foreign markets, and will allow European countries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. European companies are ready to actively participate in the development of energy efficiency policies in Russia by offering their knowledge and technologies — Frank Schauff, Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses.
The international technology partnership is crucial. It contributes to the modernisation of the industry. Talking about innovations, today we have presented a new super-power turbine of the HL-class with efficiency up to 65% in the CCP mode to the Russian market. Russian specialists of the company participated in its development. Digital technologies can also increase the efficiency of power facilities: additive manufacturing, the Internet of things and predictive diagnostics — Alexander Liberov, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens in Russia.
Europe has new already proven technologies, but are not yet fully utilised in Russia. First, the use of electronics in the energy industry ultimately increases network efficiency and the effectiveness of network voltage stabilisation systems. The second point is <...> digital technologies, [which] will enable new business models, new business technologies — Patrick Fragman, Head, Grid Integration business, ABB.
Digitalisation is extremely important for all economies without exception. The use of modern technologies will secure the market gains — Johan Vanderplaetse, President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric.