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FAS filed a case against RusHydro and General Electric regarding the purchase of gas turbine units for the Yakutsk SDPP-2

FAS Russia opened a case against JSC Federal Hydro-Generating Company - RusHydro, JSC RAO Energy Systems of the East, JSC Yakutskaya GRES-2, JSC Energoservice-Invest and one of the largest American corporations General Electric International, and also its subsidiaries GE Packaged Power, Inc and GI Rus LLC on the grounds of violation of Part 4 of Article 11 and Article 17 of the Law on Protection of Competition in Bidding for the Purchase of Gas Turbine Units for Yakutskaya GRES-2.

The grounds for instituting the case were documents and information received by the antimonopoly authority during the unscheduled inspections, the press service of the FAS Russia reported.

The decision to finance the construction of four power plants in the Far East was made on November 22, 2012 by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1564. The construction was entrusted to OOO Federal Hydro-generating Company - RusHydro, for which the company was allocated 50 billion rubles from the federal budget.

"Consideration of the case on the basis of an anticompetitive agreement when bidding for the purchase of gas turbine units for the Yakutsk SDPP-2 under construction will be another stage in our work to fulfill the assignment of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, I.I. Shuvalov about the identification of cartels in the construction sector, "said the head of the cartel control department, Andrei Tenishev.

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