Russia's Novatek Signs Deal With Siemens to Cooperate on LNG

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's natural gas producer Novatek and Siemens have signed a strategic partnership agreement that covers cooperation in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, the German company said on Wednesday.

"The partners have agreed to cooperate in areas of mutual interest. The spheres include [building] small, medium and large plants to liquefy natural gas; and Gas-to-Power projects which comprise LNG deliveries, gas processing plants (methanol production, for example) and energy production, as well as turnkey projects," Siemens said in a statement.

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According to Siemens AG CEO Joe Kaeser, the new deal significantly strengthens Siemens' cooperation with Novatek and gives an impetus for further cooperation.

The current strategic partnership agreement is the second between the two companies. The first deal was signed in 2013.

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