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Able to finish the construction "Nord stream — 2" the ship changed hands

Laying vessel "Akademik Chersky", which is expected to continue with the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream - 2", ceased to belong to "Gazprom", follows from materials of the company.

In June it became known that the pipe was owned by Samara thermal power property Fund (STIF), and that in turn was part of the group "Gazprom". However, in the past the list of affiliated persons of the company from 30 June, the Fund is no longer listed.

The STIF is the current legal entity and exists under the same name, follows from the data register.

"Gazprom" has acquired the ship "Akademik Chersky" in 2015. In 2016, it was in the operational management of "Gazprom fleet." At the moment the pipe is in the German Desk Mukran logistic base of the "Nord stream - 2".

The project "Northern stream - 2" involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. It implements the company 2 the Nord Stream AG with the sole shareholder - "Gazprom". European partners - Royal Dutch Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall in total the project is financed by 50% that is worth up to EUR 950 million each. Against the project actively advocate USA, in the EU promoting its liquefied natural gas, and Ukraine, fearing to lose the transit. States in December imposed sanctions against the "Nord stream 2", demanding that the companies immediately stop the construction of a gas pipeline. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of such works. Russia has repeatedly pointed out that the project is commercial and profitable Europe.