MOSCOW, March 9 – RIA Novosti. In accordance with the safety law, the Norwegian authorities may suspend the planned sale by the British Rolls-Royce Group of the Bergen Engines diesel and gas piston medium-speed engine plant to the Russian Transmashholding (TMH), the Norwegian Justice Ministry said in a statement.
Rolls-Royce has been warned by the National Security Service. “The government has been considering the matter in recent months and it is possible that the sale of Bergen Engines could pose a national security risk. to evaluate the transaction “, – said the Minister of Justice of Norway Monika Meland.
“We want our economy to be open and attractive for foreign investment. But we also understand that foreign investment can threaten national security interests. And this means that we must pay close attention to foreign investment in strategic sectors of the economy,” the minister added. …
In early February, the Russian Transmashholding (TMH) announced that it was acquiring a plant for diesel and gas piston engines in Norway from the British Rolls-Royce Group.
Since its foundation in 1946, Bergen Engines has delivered more than 7 thousand engines to customers, of which 5 thousand are currently in operation. Bergen Engines currently has around 900 employees.
Transmashholding is the largest Russian company specializing in the design and manufacture of rolling stock for railways and urban transport systems. The enterprises of the TMH group produce electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, freight and passenger cars, as well as electric train and metro cars. French Alstom owns 20% of TMH, structures of Iskandar Makhmudov, Andrey Bokarev, Dmitry Komissarov and Kirill Lipa – about 80%. TMH previously reported that Komissarov and Lipa are the controlling shareholders. Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum