The ships that built the Nord Stream-2 abandoned the Baltic Sea

US sanctions against Russian gas pipelines caused the Swiss company Allseas to suspend the laying of Nord Stream-2 and withdraw its vessels from the Baltic Sea.

This was reported by Bloomberg with reference to the press service of the company. The company itself refrained from making any comments regarding the deadline for which the work was postponed, but at the same time stated that the group of vessels that laid the pipes was “planned to be disbanded”.

Despite the difficulties caused by the imposition of sanctions, the German government expressed confidence that the construction of Nord Stream-2 would be completed.

This is reported by the largest daily newspaper in Germany, Suddeutsche Zeitung, citing an informed source in government circles.

According to the source, the government confirms that Berlin is still committed to the project. Nord Stream 2 also made it clear that they would complete the pipeline as soon as possible.

Recall that the United States imposed sanctions on the Nord Stream-2 and Turkish Stream pipelines under construction, and thus forced companies whose specialized vessels lay pipes at the bottom of the sea to stop construction and refuse to continue it.

According to Stanislav Byszk, Executive Director of the CIS-EMO International Monitoring Organization, the imposition of sanctions against a business project under a far-fetched political pretext is a new milestone in the history of international business.
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  1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 23 December 2019 10: 21
    For more than a year now they have been talking about sanctions, it was necessary to buy such ships earlier, and not just buy yachts.
    1. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF 23 December 2019 12: 13
      Following their sneeze, what should I do? Or do they already think about it? And most importantly - to buy! (not build, but buy!) from whom? They ... until the thunder strikes, the man will not cross himself. I think we need to listen more often to the wisdom of our ancestors ...
      In this situation, it would be more logical for the Americans to ask, and which business, to ban you, by our military force ....
  2. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 23 December 2019 12: 35
    I really hope that the contract with the Swiss company prescribes penalties for non-performance of the contract, as with the Mistrals. Will we finish the pipeline for a fine or not?
    1. If you take a fine pipe layers - we’ll finish breathing again!
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 23 December 2019 13: 10
    In the Baltic, Russia has a pipelayer. But according to technical parameters, it cannot work in the waters of the EU countries. You can equip it and run to complete the construction.
    There is a corresponding vessel in the Far East. Whether it will be distilled is not known. By SMP it will be possible.
    In any case, the gas pipeline must be completed.
  4. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 23 December 2019 17: 54
    Quote: GRF
    Following their sneeze, what should I do?

    If you’re ready for anything, then there’s nothing to be afraid of.
    And when there is hope for a chance and a good uncle, then one has to pray in the wind.
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  6. Roby, but can buy these steamers from porters? Not the last time we put pipes!