The order backlog of projects in Russia represents about 12% of the engineering group's total backlog, or approximately 1.1 billion euros at the end of April, it said in a statement.

These would have been carried out in the years 2022-2024 under normal conditions. Resources involved in the project are being redirected elsewhere, it said.

Maire added that remaining activities in the country mostly regard the transfers of existing operations to clients, in compliance with both safety standards and sanctions.

($1 = 0.9482 euros)

(Reporting by Agnese Stracquadanio, editing by Giulia Segreti)