The NAM has reached out to the European companies that are associated with the supply of gas turbines to the BelNPP. These are German banks, Swedish insurers and Siemens
Siemens is supplying gas turbines to the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets. They are needed as a source of backup power; without them the plant cannot be put into operation. German banks KFW, Helaba and Commerzbank issued loans for the purchase of turbines, and the Swedish insurance company EKN insured the loan.
The National Anti-Crisis Management is insisting that Siemens refuse to supply turbines, while the insurance company EKN should not insure any deals involving the illegitimate government of Belarus. We also suggest that banks suspend any relationship with the regime.
Repressions against civilians continue in Belarus. Dismissals and other harassment are known at Minskenergo, TPS-5, Brestenergo, Grodnoenergo and other structures. In addition, the government of Belarus remains illegitimate, which means that it has no right to build up debts on behalf of the country. There are also concerns about the possible commissioning of the BelNPP, for which the turbines from Siemens are important. Preventing the plant from being put into operation means protecting the country from the potential threat of a nuclear power plant.
Interestingly, Siemens often receives large government orders: not only for turbines, but also for medical equipment. There is reason to believe that the Belarusian branch of the company is somehow connected with the illegitimate president.
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