JSC Gazprom has applied for the purchase of two steam gas CHPs in France from Austria's state-run company Verbund AG, the Kommersant reported.
Gazprom is targeting the 420 MW Pont-sur-Sambre plant in France's Nord department and the 422 MW Toul plant in Meurthe-et-Moselle. The latter was put into operation in December 2012.
According to the paper, Verbund invested about EUR 650 million in their construction, but is now ready to dispose of them, given that gas generation is unprofitable in Europe these days.
JSC Gazprom (tax number: 7736050003) is the world's biggest gas company. Its authorized capital is RUB 118.367 billion represented by 23,673,512,900 common shares at par value of 5 rubles. The Russian Federation is Gazprom's controlling shareholder. In 2013, Gazprom increased gas production by 400 million cubic meters to 487.4 bcm.
IFRS net profit of Gazprom for H1 2013 grew by 11% to RUB 593.405 billion from RUB 534.256 billion the year before. Revenue grew by 13.8% to RUB 2.568 trillion from RUB 2.231 trillion.
According to the information and retrieval system DataCapital, RAS net profit of Gazprom for 9 months 2013 dropped 9.1% to RUB 466.6 billion from RUB 513.091 billion for the same period in 2012. Revenue increased by 7% to RUB 2.817 trillion from RUB 2.632 trillion; in particular, gas sales revenue increased by 2.6% to RUB 2.073 trillion from RUB 2.021 trillion.