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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dussmann Quits St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG -- Peter Dussmann, a subsidiary of the German facility management company Dussmann, which used to service about 130 residential buildings in St. Petersburg, will quit the market as it faces debt claims from local authorities.

All the houses formerly serviced by Peter Dussmann will be auctioned off in January 2008. In the interim, the buildings will be handed over to state managing company Zhilkomservis, Regnum news agency reported earlier this month.

"Zhilkomservis will probably remain a facility management company for those houses. Several companies could take part in the tender," said Konstantin Schmelev, head of Admiralteisky district, Regnum reported.

Peter Dussmann has serviced buildings in the Admiralteisky district since 2005.

The Admiralteisky district housing agency maintained that Peter Dussmann owed them 31 million rubles ($1.26 million) for electricity and water supplies.