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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Energo-Remont

VZCZCXYZ0006
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #1263 1270747
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 060747Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7923
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001263

SIPDIS

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

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: ENERGO-REMONT
LLC, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. D388656

REFTEL: USDOC 02161


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,
Energo-Remont LLC, Moscow, Russia. The company is
listed on BIS license application D388656 as the
ultimate consignee of five thermal infrared cameras.
These items are controlled for national security and
nuclear non-proliferation reasons under ECCN 6A003.
The licensee is L3 Communications Infrared Products,
13532 N. Central Expressway MS37, Dallas, TX 75243.

3. On April 28, 2008, Export Control Attache Peter
Liston and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested pre-license check at the offices of Energo-
Remont LLC, 52, Electrozavodskaya St., Moscow, Russia.
The export control team met with Aleksey Kovalev,
General Director of Task-T Company and Ivan Sbornov,
Deputy General Director of Task-T Company and Chief
Specialist of Energo-Remont LLC.

4. Energo-Remont is a Limited Liability Company (LLC)
and subsidiary of the holding company Spektr-KSK. It
is common practice in Russia to establish a holding
company, and as the business expands into other
fields, to then establish separate subordinate
companies. Energo-Remont was founded in 2007 when
Spektr-KSK expanded into the technical diagnostic and
evaluations of facilities in the energy field.
Energo-Remont appears to have the technical and
commercial sophistication to utilize the subject
commodity. They have a legitimate need for this
technology and a legitimate end use.

5. Also under the holding company Spektr-KSK is the
Task-T. Task-T was founded in 2006 as a Limited
Liability Company specializing in security equipment,
safety systems development and deployment. Task-T was
the subject of a favorable Export Control Team Moscow
PSV (D363392) in May 2007. The Holding Company
Spektra-KSK in total employs 150 people within their
established companies.

6. Energo-Remont will utilize the commodity in reftel
as part of their cataloged TSM-MP Imaging System on a
contractual basis for technical diagnostics and
evaluation of overheated components of electrical
equipment of power, gas and heating supply facilities.
The Thermal Eye 300D Infrared Camera, a component of
the TSM-MP Imaging System, will be stored in a limited
access, locked storage facility at their main
operations center in Moscow when not in use.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends Energo-Remont LLC,
Moscow, Russia, as reliable recipients 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/BBLECHER/PLISTON)
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