On July 28-29, St. Petersburg hosted the 5th Annual Conference “Technology Development and Import Substitution in the Fuel and Energy Complex”. As part of the business event program, the participants visited the Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod (a manufacturing arm of JSC "Power machines").
Such topical issues as technology sovereignty and import substitution were discussed at the Conference. During sessions and round tables, experts analyzed the new challenges the Fuel and Energy Complex and machine builders are facing today. The participants also discussed the cooperation of science, business and government in order to develop innovative ecosystems and start-ups, import substitution in the oil and gas industries and the creation of new mechanisms for the effective implementation of Russian IT solutions to ensure technology independence.
In order to exchange experience, a technological visit to the production facilities was organized for the participants of the Conference. They visited the rotor and hydraulic turbine shops of the Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod, got acquainted with the specifics of power equipment production. Another point that was brought up was whether "Power machines" are open enough and ready to develop cooperation with technology partners, create modern high-tech products and introduce innovations in power engineering.