The ship "Akademik Chersky" returned to the German port of Mukran
The ship-laying vessel "Akademik Chersky" returned to the German port of Mukran, which is the logistics center for the project "Nord stream — 2". This is evidenced by the data portal Marine Traffic.
The ship left port yesterday morning, and anchored a few miles away. Later berth came owned by MRTS pipe-laying barge "Fortuna", which also meets the technical requirements for the completion of the pipeline.
In the port of Mukran "Akademik Chersky" arrived on 8 may. In February pipelay left Discovery and went on my way to Singapore. During their journey from the Far East to the Baltic the ship repeatedly changed the stated end point of the route.
The project "Northern stream — 2" involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually from the Russian coast via the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the project actively support the US, the European Union promotes in its liquefied natural gas, as well as Ukraine and several European countries.
At the end of 2019, the U.S. government adopted the defense budget, which provides for the imposition of sanctions against the companies — participants of the project "Northern stream — 2". Almost immediately after this, Swiss Allseas announced the suspension of work.
Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that Russia is able to complete the "Nord stream — 2" efforts "Academician Chersky", but you will need to carry out works on equipping of the vessel.
Deputy Director of the national energy Institute Alexander Frolov explained on radio Sputnik when I can resume work on laying the gas pipeline.
Frolov said that one of the main requirements of Denmark was the presence of a dynamic positioning system, which provides for the laying of the pipeline on the specified route and compensation rough sea. The "academic plan" this system is.
He suggested that "Gaproma" will be two stages to the completion of this project — the completion of the first and second strings of the pipeline. The pipeline consists of two parallel pipes, one of which is in a greater degree of readiness, the second in less