Wind turbine manufacturer Fuhrlander says its recent takeover by a Ukrainian investor could enable a business relationship with Rosatom, as the Russian nuclear giant plans more development in wind energy.

Recharge News reports that 80 per cent of the German wind firm’s shares are now controlled by an entity called Windgrösse, which is owned by Ukranian investor Maxim Efimov and a group of other unnamed parties.

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Efimov is general director and minority shareholder of Kramatorsk-based steel group Energomashspetsstal – which is itself majority-owned by Rosatom.

The Russian nuclear giant said in 2010 that it planned to develop a significant presence in the wind industry within a decade, including a turbine business.

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