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Nord Stream 2. Fortuna has resumed pipeline laying in German waters

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On Friday, work on the development of the Nord Stream 2 gasoline pipeline within the maritime unique financial zone of Germany was resumed, mentioned a spokesman for Nord Stream 2 AG in Sassnitz on the island of Rügen. The gasoline pipeline is 94 p.c prepared.


A spokesman for Nord Stream 2 AG mentioned the Russian ship Fortuna had began laying pipes on a 2.6 km lengthy stretch roughly 70 km northeast of the gasoline pipeline’s inland entry at Lubmin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The development break lasted a 12 months.

This part is positioned within the maritime unique financial zone of Germany, and the authorized allow to hold out work on it expires on the finish of this 12 months.

Nord Stream 2 AG has additionally utilized for a brand new allow to proceed development in 2021.

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The entry of the Nord Stream 2 gasoline pipeline to land in Lubmin (picture from October 2019)Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt

Building of Nord Stream 2

The roughly 1,200 km lengthy gasoline pipeline, estimated to price round 9.5 billion euros, is 94 p.c prepared. Its two threads nonetheless have to be laid over a distance of about 75 kilometers.

Of those, 60 kilometers are positioned south of Bornholm in Denmark’s maritime unique financial zone, from the place the Swiss firm Allseas withdrew each of its pipelayers on the finish of 2019. The choice was dictated by the specter of sanctions from the US.

The US additionally introduced that the port of Sasnitz, the place the gasoline pipelines are saved, could be sanctioned. Washington considers Nord Stream 2 a risk to its personal nationwide safety and to Europe’s vitality safety. Nevertheless, in keeping with Russia, what is definitely behind that is the will to remove competitors for its personal liquefied gasoline.

Along with the Russian Gazprom, 5 Western vitality firms are taking part within the financing of the development of Nord Stream 2 – German Uniper and Wintershall DEA, Austrian OMV, French Engie and Royal Dutch Shell.


Fundamental picture supply: Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt


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