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Zarubezhneft is one of Russia’s leading state oil and gas companies with unique experience of working in different parts of the world.

In its 50 years of activity, Zarubezhneft has carried out large-scale oil and gas projects in more than 30 countries, including Algeria, Angola, Vietnam, India, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Cuba, and Syria. 

The company has high competencies in the area of offshore and onshore hydrocarbon field development. Today, the company is focusing on oil production and refining projects in Vietnam, the Balkan region, Cuba, Russia, and Belorussia.

100% of Zarubezhneft shares are in federally-owned. The company is included in the list of the enterprises of strategic importance of the Russian Federation.


Joint Stock Company Russian Railways is one of the largest rail companies in the world, transporting huge volumes of passengers and freight.

The company has high financial ratings, qualified specialists in all parts of the rail business, an extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, and experience in international cooperation.

Russian Railways operates a 85.4 thousand kilometre long railway network. 100% of its stock belongs to the Russian Federation.

Every year, Russian Railways carries more than 1 billion passengers and ships up to 45% of the country's cargo turnover (including pipelines).

Russian Railways is among the top 3 global rail industry leaders.

The company’s mission is to meet market demand for transportation services and to increase efficiency, quality of services, and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.


Hevel Group is Russia's biggest integrated company in photovoltaics. The company is comprised of a production unit (a solar module production factory in Novocheboksarsk, Chuvash Republic), a development unit (involved in the design and construction of solar power plants; next years' project portfolio boasts a capacity of more than 434 MW) and the R&D Center for Thin-Film Technologies in Energetics (St. Petersburg), the only specialized research and development centre for photovoltaics in Russia.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and a global approach to business for 170 years. The company operates in over 200 countries and specializes in areas such as electrification, automation, and digitalization. As one of the world’s largest producers of energy efficient, resource saving technologies, Siemens is a leading producer of energy-efficient gas and steam turbines and supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions as well as a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and industrial automation and software. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In FY 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated €83.0 billion in revenue with a net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company employed approximately 377,000 employees worldwide. 

Siemens LLC is the head company of Siemens AG in the regional cluster of Russia and Central Asia, which, in addition to Russia, covers Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Siemens operates in all of its traditional business areas in these countries, has a presence in over 40 towns and cities and is a leading provider of products, services and integrated solutions for the modernization of key economic sectors and infrastructure. Siemens LLC has about 2,900 employees. In FY 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens LLC generated €1.1 billion in revenue. 

Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating, and cooling, as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society, encouraging them to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 9,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is CO2 free. Fortum's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Fortum PJSC is a part of Fortum Corporation’s Russia Division, which also includes a 29.5% holding in TGC-1. We produce electricity and heat at eight thermal power plants in the Ural and West Siberia regions. We also produce electricity using three solar power plants. The 35 MW Ulyanovsk wind power plant joined the wholesale electricity and capacity market on 1 January 2018. As of 1 June 2018, the company’s total electricity production capacity was 4,912.5 MW and its heat production capacity was 10,228.8 MW.

In 2018, Fortum received the rights to construct 110 MW of solar generation assets following the results of a competitive selection of renewable energy source-based investment projects. The solar power plants are expected to be commissioned in 2021-2022.

Following the results of the same competitive selection, a Fortum and Rusnano joint fund was selected to construct 823 MW of wind generation assets. Fortum has a 50% share in the fund. In June 2017, the Fortum-Rusnano fund was selected to construct 1 GW of wind generation to be commissioned by 2022. The joint fund is expected to invest 30 bln roubles in the next 5 years.


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Partnership with the Russian Energy Week 2018 Forum is implemented within the framework of UNDP-RTF Regional Project “Regulatory Framework to Promote Energy Efficiency in Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union”. The Project sets the goal to reduce energy consumption and related greenhouse gases emissions by promoting energy efficiency of lighting, household appliances and buildings engineering systems in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan via the introduction of energy efficiency regulations and standards, development of testing capacities, as well as the promotion of energy efficient technologies through awareness raising of end-users. The Project is implemented by UNDP with grant financing from the Russian Federation.