19 May 2022 17:55

T Plus ready to acquire assets of energy companies leaving Russia, no specific talks underway yet - CEO

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - T Plus is ready to consider offers to buy assets of energy companies that are leaving the Russian Federation, but it is not conducting any specific negotiations, the company's CEO Andrey Vagner told journalists.

"If things tend in that direction, to be more specific, there are no offers or negotiations today. In terms of Fortum, Enel, and others that are being talking about today - if there are proposals, of course we will look at them. This is the feeling of the company, the shareholder," he said.

"In principle, we are ready," Vagner said.

Finland's Fortum, which owns 98.23% of JSC Fortum (formerly TGK-10) and approximately 30% of TGK-1 (majority shareholder: Gazprom Energoholding), previously announced its departure from the Russian market. Fortum also owns 73.4% of Uniper, which controls 83.73% of Unipro in Russia. The company is also involved in a number of renewable energy projects.

Italy's Enel also talked about the possibility of selling Russian assets.