The Russians are looking for a ship that will complete Nord Stream 2 after sanctions

Russia is looking for a special ship to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Work on the construction of the gas pipeline has stopped due to US sanctions, the last 160 kilometers (km) still need to be completed.

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The most probable is the transfer of Gazprom’s ship Akademik Chersky from Far East to the Baltic Sea, the Rossiyskaya daily reported on Tuesday (December 24) gazette. The ship could get there in 1 month at the earliest.

US sanctions have disrupted the construction of the pipeline. Swiss company Allseas, whose special ships were ordered by the Nord Stream 2 consortium management of the gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, due to sanctions work stopped. Already is laid approximately 2300 kilometers of pipeline pipeline. Solitaire, , which Allseas deployed for the construction of the gas pipeline, headed for the island on Tuesday Rügen. According to the DPA, it is not clear whether the company will ever be continue to participate in the construction of the gas pipeline.

Therefore, Russia is considering other options. The ship Academician Chersky was the last located in the port of Nakhodka, located in the Sea of ​​Japan. The ship Fortuna is according to Russia, although located near the island of Rügen, it is usable only in the coastal areas and not in the depths of the Baltic Sea.

The Russian shipbuilding holding OSK stated that it would take years to design and build a ship that could handle it. According to Russian state media, Russia could buy such a ship from China or another Asian country.

Moscow analysts estimate that sanctions will make the construction of the gas pipeline more expensive by tens to hundreds of millions of euros and the completion of the pipeline will be extended in months. The pipeline was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

Russia refers the EU: Solve it

After the cessation of construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline due to US sanctions against the project is now on the move of the European Union (EU) to find way out of the situation, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak on Wednesday for Russian state television. Russian gas being transported to Europe through gas pipelines, according to him, is 30% cheaper than liquefied gas from the USA.

“We are convinced that we can work together on this issue with European countries, with the EU, to resolve and find a compromise, “ said Kozak.

The US, on the other hand, warns the EU of high dependence on Russian gas. Washington wants to prevent the completion of the North Stream 2 gas pipeline, and therefore adopted sanctions against the companies involved.

Russia expects further US pressure against the completion of the pipeline, said Kozak. Moscow expects a delay, but continues to count with the completion of a gas pipeline to transport gas from Russia to Germany. Is a this is an “economic project” of European interest, stressed Kozak.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov confirmed on Wednesday that that Russia will respond to US sanctions against the pipeline with retaliation.

Russia is looking for a special ship to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Work on the construction of the gas pipeline has stopped due to US sanctions, the last 160 kilometers (km) still need to be completed.

germany, russia, nord stream allseas baltic ...

The most probable is the transfer of Gazprom’s ship Akademik Chersky from Far East to the Baltic Sea, the Rossiyskaya daily reported on Tuesday (December 24) gazette. The ship could get there in 1 month at the earliest.

US sanctions have disrupted the construction of the pipeline. Swiss company Allseas, whose special ships were ordered by the Nord Stream 2 consortium management of the gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, due to sanctions work stopped. Already is laid approximately 2300 kilometers of pipeline pipeline. Solitaire, , which Allseas deployed for the construction of the gas pipeline, headed for the island on Tuesday Rügen. According to the DPA, it is not clear whether the company will ever be continue to participate in the construction of the gas pipeline.

Therefore, Russia is considering other options. The ship Academician Chersky was the last located in the port of Nakhodka, located in the Sea of ​​Japan. The ship Fortuna is according to Russia, although located near the island of Rügen, it is usable only in the coastal areas and not in the depths of the Baltic Sea.

The Russian shipbuilding holding OSK stated that it would take years to design and build a ship that could handle it. According to Russian state media, Russia could buy such a ship from China or another Asian country.

Moscow analysts estimate that sanctions will make the construction of the gas pipeline more expensive by tens to hundreds of millions of euros and the completion of the pipeline will be extended in months. The pipeline was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

Russia refers the EU: Solve it

After the cessation of construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline due to US sanctions against the project is now on the move of the European Union (EU) to find way out of the situation, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak on Wednesday for Russian state television. Russian gas being transported to Europe through gas pipelines, according to him, is 30% cheaper than liquefied gas from the USA.

“We are convinced that we can work together on this issue with European countries, with the EU, to resolve and find a compromise, “ said Kozak.

The US, on the other hand, warns the EU of high dependence on Russian gas. Washington wants to prevent the completion of the North Stream 2 gas pipeline, and therefore adopted sanctions against the companies involved.

Russia expects further US pressure against the completion of the pipeline, said Kozak. Moscow expects a delay, but continues to count with the completion of a gas pipeline to transport gas from Russia to Germany. Is a this is an “economic project” of European interest, stressed Kozak.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov confirmed on Wednesday that that Russia will respond to US sanctions against the pipeline with retaliation.