|Open Joint Stock Company|
|Industry||Metal and power engineering|
|Headquarters||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Alexandr Rantsev (General Director)|
|Revenue||₽ 17.70 billion (2007)|
|₽ 3.11 billion (2007)|
OJSC Power Machines (translit. Siloviye Mashiny abbreviated as Silmash, Russian: ОАО «Силовы́е маши́ны») is a Russian energy systems machine-building company founded in 2000. It is headquartered in Saint Petersburg.
The company was created in 2000 by unifying the following enterprises:
- Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod (1857 establishment),
- Electrosila (1898 establishment),
- Turbine Blades’ Plant (1964 establishment),
- Kaluga Turbine Works (1964 establishment),
- NPO CKTI named after I. I. Polzunov (1927 establishment),
- Energomachexport (1966 establishment)
- Power Machines – Reostat Plant (1960 establishment).
Power Machines manufactures steam turbines with capacity up to 1,200 MWe, including turbines for nuclear power plants. Its portfolio consists of turbine generators for the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant II and the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II. Also, Power Machines has supplied equipment to 57 countries other than Russia with significant market in Asia.
In December 2011, Highstat acquired Siemens's stake in Power Machines for less than US$280 million (3.6 rubles per share), below the market price (4.9 rubles per share). Power Machines was subsequently delisted from the MICEX-RTS stock exchange. In August 2012, Highstat made a mandatory offer of 4.53 rubles (US$0.139) per share to the remaining minority shareholders, which the Investor Protection Association said was significantly undervalued. Following a complaint filed by the association, the Federal Financial Markets Service fined Highstat 250,000 rubles.
The Board of Directors consists of eight members:
- From Severstal-group - Alexey Mordashov, Alexey Yegorov, Vladimir Lukin
- From Power Machines - Igor Kostin (General Director), Vadim Chechnev
- From Universal Invest - Igor Voskresensky
- From Siemens - Michael Zuss, Hans-Jurgen Vio
Siemens AG has sold a blocking stake in OJSC Power Machines to Highstat Limited for no more than $280 million, below the market price, Kommersant reported, citing an unidentified person familiar with the terms of the transaction. According to the newspaper, the sale happened in December 2011 and as a conclusion, Highstat owns 95.3%.
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- "Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Power Machines OJSC" (Press release). Power Machines Company. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
- (English) Official website of Power Machines