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The Vessel For Work On The Nord Stream 2, Ivan Sidorenko, Arrived In The Port Of Mukran

The Vessel For Work On The Nord Stream 2, Ivan Sidorenko, Arrived In The Port Of Mukran

The supply vessel "Ivan Sidorenko," which will be used for supply pipe after the gas pipeline "Nord stream 2," arrived in the port of the Mukran logistic base project, from the data portal Marine Traffic.

The ship entered port on Thursday morning, and the journey to Mukran took two days. The Akademik Chersky pipelayer is already located there, and its use is considered the primary option for completing the gas pipeline. The second possible pipelayer — the barge "Fortuna" - is located in the port of Rostock, Germany.

The drilling platform supply vessel Ivan Sidorenko was built at the Amur shipyard and commissioned by Gazprom FLOT in December 2018. The supplier is designed for operations with semi-submersible floating drilling rigs and has an unlimited navigation area. It is planned to be used in the construction of the Nord stream 2 along with another vessel of this type — the Ostap Sheremet, which is currently in Kaliningrad.

Officially, Gazprom in August reported only that it retains plans to complete the Nord Stream 2 and is carrying out the necessary work for this. The company stressed that it is limited in public disclosure of information, including because the project is under significant pressure.

The Nord Stream 2 project involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic sea to Germany. It is implemented by Nord Stream 2 AG with the sole shareholder, Gazprom. European partners-Royal Dutch Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper, and Wintershall-collectively Finance the project by 50%, that is, up to 950 million euros each.

The project is actively opposed by the United States, which promotes its liquefied natural gas in the EU. The United States imposed sanctions against Nord Stream 2 in December, requiring companies to stop laying the pipeline immediately. Swiss Allseas then almost immediately announced the suspension of such work. Now the US is discussing the expansion of sanctions against the project.

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