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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Dmitrovsky

VZCZCXYZ0013
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3145 1790812
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 280812Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1675
RUEAORC/USCBP WASHDC
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003145

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: DMITROVSKY
ELECTRICITY NETWORK, DMITROV, RUSSIA, D373937


1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel requested a Pre-license check to determine
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user,
Dmitrovsky Electricity network, Dmitrov, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application D373937
as the ultimate consignee of thermal imager, model
1100. These items are controlled for national security
and nuclear non-proliferation reasons under ECCN
6A003. The licensee is Mikron Infrared, Inc., 16
Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ 07436.

3. On June 22, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted a pre-
license check at the offices of Dmitrovsky Electricity
Network (Russian abbreviation DES), 46, Kosmonavtov
st., Dmitrov, Russia. The export control team met with
Vladimir Petrov, Chief Engineer.

4. DES is part of the Moscow Regional Electrical
Company (Russian abbreviation MOESK), a group of 13
affiliated power companies formed from the
reorganization of MosEnergo. DES was founded 40 years
ago to provide electrical power generation and
distribution services to the Dmitrovsky Region,
located about 60 kilometers northwest of Moscow. DES
is an Open Joint Stock company, with 52% government
ownership. DES employs 467, and maintains 32
substations in the region as well as transmission and
distribution lines. Currently DES is working with its
MOESK affiliates in a major overhaul program to
improve the regional power grid. An investment of
approximately 45 Billion Russian Rubles is being used
to improve infrastructure, build and improve
substations and distribution lines.

5. The Department of Electrical Isolation will use the
thermal imager described in reftel for preventative
maintenance and non-destructive testing of lines and
transformers. Three specialists will be trained at
the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Currently all thermal imaging is done through
contractors, which is not cost effective. Providing
thermal-imaging services in-house is more efficient,
less expensive in the long run.

6. The Chief of the Electrical Isolation Services
department will be responsible for the imager, and
will issue the unit to crews on an as-needed basis.
The imager will be stored in a safe in the Chief's
office at the Dmitrovsky headquarters of DES. The
building is on the grounds of the power station, which
is patrolled by contract security at all times. The
offices are covered by a closed-circuit video security
system as well as an off-hours electronic access
control and alarm system.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends Dmitrovsky
Electricity network, Dmitrov, Russia, as a reliable
recipient of sensitive U.S. origin commodities. It is
requested that post be notified of final disposition
of the application, and of any shipments for this
organization in order to conduct appropriate FCS
follow-up and statistical reporting.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE)
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