Able to finish the construction "Nord stream — 2" the vessel will return to Mukran
Laying vessel "Akademik Chersky" returned to the German port of Mukran, which is the logistics center of the "Nord stream — 2". This is evidenced by data portals vessel tracking Marine Traffic and Myshiptracking.
This morning the ship left harbour and anchored a few miles away from her. After some time the port Mukran approached the lay barge "Fortuna" of the company MRTS, which also meets the technical requirements for the completion of the pipeline.
"Academician of the Chersky" arrived in the German port 8 may. In February the vessel left Nakhodka and went to Singapore, but on the way pipelay repeatedly changed the route.
At the end of last year, the us authorities have adopted a defense budget providing for the imposition of sanctions against companies involved in the project. After this, Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of the gas pipeline.
As noted by energy Minister Alexander Novak, Russia can complete the "Nord stream — 2" efforts "Academician Chersky", but this will need to equip the ship.
"Nord stream — 2" involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the project actively advocate USA, in the EU promoting its liquefied natural gas, as well as Ukraine and several European countries.