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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: North-Western

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #1683 1650826
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 130826Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8581
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001683

SIPDIS

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

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: NORTH-WESTERN
INDUSTRIAL SAFETY EXPERT CENTER, ST PETERSBURG,
RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. D396871

REFTEL: USDOC 03270

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, North-
Western Industrial Safety Expert Center, St
Petersburg, Russia. The company is listed on BIS
license application D396871 as the ultimate consignee
of thermal imaging camera containing a vanadium oxide
(VOX) uncooled microbolometer with 25 micron pitch,
320 X 240 focal plane array. Purchase may include 10,
20, 54 mm lenses, and fusion (FT) and high temperature
(HT) capabilities. These items are controlled for
national security, nuclear non-proliferation reasons
under ECCN 6A003. The licensee is FLUKE Corporation,
6920 Seaway Blvd, Everett, WA 98203.

3. On June 10, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter
Liston and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested pre-license check at the offices of North-
Western Industrial Safety Expert Center, St
Petersburg, Russia. The export control team met with
Yuri Murashkintsev, General Director of North-Western
Industrial Safety Expert Center, St Petersburg,
Russia.

4. Yuri Murashkintsev, General Director of North-
Western Industrial Safety Expert Center ((NWISEC))
told the Export Control Team that his company was
registered in 2007 as a Limited Liability Company
(LLC). NWISEC obtained all requisite government
licenses and certifications in October 2007 to conduct
feasibility studies and expert examination of
hazardous facilities and materials. NWISEC is located
in a multi-office complex with manned, electronic
access card and video controlled security. NWISEC has
exclusive and secure access to one complete floor of
the building. NWISEC is a 100% Russian owned company
and they do not conduct business outside of the
Russia.

5. The subject commodity in reftel, a thermal imaging
camera containing a vanadium oxide (VOX) uncooled
microbolometer with 25 micron pitch, 320 X 240 focal
plane array, will be utilized by NWISEC to conduct
diagnostic examinations of building structures, gas
and oil industry equipment, transferring stations,
pipelines, and tanks for petroleum and mineral oil.
NWISEC has 10 employees including 5 engineers who have
experience working with thermal imaging equipment and
who have been trained in the use and operation of
FLUKE thermal imaging equipment.

6. North-Western Industrial Safety Expert Center
((NWISEC)) has the technical and commercial
sophistication consistent for which the commodity in
reftel was designed. NWISEC has sufficient engineers
who are qualified to operate the commodity. NWISEC
has a legitimate need and end-use for the commodity in
reftel.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends North-Western
Industrial Safety Expert Center, St Petersburg,
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/SBOZEK/PLISTON)
RUSSELL

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