Russia eyes bigger share in Mena power market

March 2020

Russia is eyeing an increased share of Mena multi-billion-dollar power sector with the showcasing of its cable, generator and transmission providers at a dedicated national pavilion at the upcoming Middle East Energy in Dubai, UAE.

The pavilion, which is co-funded by ‘Made in Russia,’ the Russian Export Centre, will feature 14 exhibitors, including six leading manufacturing companies, and the first collective participation from Chuvash Republic – the country’s main centre for electrical equipment.

Furthermore, the pavilion will host the global launch of several Russian industry breakthroughs including the world’s first diagnostic connection for power transmission line repair.

“Russia is emerging as a new power technology export titan,” explained Natalia Sherstobitova of Concord Business Services, which organises the Russian pavilion.

“The country’s breakthrough technologies have been shaped by huge investment in research and development and a national commitment to help transition the industry to an environmentally-friendly and resource-conservation focused energy sector. While many of the exhibiting companies are already exporting to some Middle East countries, they are now looking to expand that regional footprint via new distributorships and proven business partners.”

One of the Russian pavilion stars is FutureLab, a Ural Federal University start-up, that will use the show to unveil to the region CableWalker –the world’s first wire ‘drone’ diagnostics connection for power transmission line repair which is claimed to significantly help reduce health risks. Cablewalker, an idea conceptualised by both FutureLab and an entrepreneur from the Skolkovo IT-cluster, is a breakthrough software and technology solution for monitoring and maintaining overhead power lines.

Future Lab already has an agreement with Dubai Water & Electricity Authority (Dewa) for a pilot project for comprehensive data monitoring and analysis of its power lines, the creation of a Dubai digital power system and the opening of a local service company.

Meanwhile, the Yaroslavl Engine Plant, Russia’s leading manufacturer of multi-purpose diesel and natural gas engines, clutches and gearboxes, is preparing for the international debut of its YaMZ-53613 diesel engine at Middle East Energy. The 4-stroke, 6 cylinder in-line engine is equipped with liquid cooling, a turbocharger and air-air intercooler to delivering high fuel efficiency and durability.

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