At the moment we are talking about 2.6 km in the economic waters of Germany. The ship that will lay the pipes will be named later.
In the coming weeks, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 sea pipeline, which was stopped a year ago, is planned to resume. So far, plans have been reported to complete a small section in German waters. This was announced on Saturday, November 28, by the gas pipeline project company.
“We plan to resume pipe-laying work using an anchored vessel in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) this year,” Nord Stream 2 AG told reporters.
According to the site of the radio station NDR, work will resume on Saturday 5 December.
“We will name a specific vessel that will be used later. At this stage, the plan provides for laying a 2.6 km section on each of the gas pipeline strings,” Nord Stream 2 AG said.
As you know, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline stopped almost a year ago due to US sanctions. After the imposition of sanctions, the Swiss contractor Allseas curtailed work on the project. Yesterday it became known that the only vessel that could complete construction — the Russian pipe-laying ship Akademik Chersky — after a month’s stay in the German port of Mukran is returning to Kaliningrad.