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Exclusive: Russia's drive to replace Western power technology hits snag

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By Anastasia LyrchikovaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's drive to build a large power-generating turbine to lessen its dependence on Western technology has suffered a major set-back after a prototype broke beyond repair, two sources familiar with the project told Reuters.In the past few years Russia has imported the large-capacity gas turbines required to run modern power stations from firms such as Siemens, GE and Alstom.After Western sanctions were imposed on Russia over the conflict with Ukraine four years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged officials to replace imported technology with ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 20:53 IST