Do I need to rejoice in the permission of Denmark to complete the "Nord Stream-2"


Gazprom was able to obtain permission from Denmark to participate in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 specialized barge Fortuna. Together with the "Academician Chersky" they are able to complete the underwater gas pipeline in just three months. Does this event mean the victory of the domestic monopolist over American sanctions?


As you know, the Russian-German energy project “hung up” due to restrictive measures introduced at the end of last year by President Trump. The European contractor abandoned the construction site, and Gazprom’s own efforts to quickly complete the pipeline proved to be problematic due to the demands of the Danish side. In fact, the problem cannot be called sucked from the finger. At the bottom of the Baltic Sea, a huge amount of ammunition left after the end of the Second World War, including German chemical weapons, is flooded.

The only Russian pipe-laying vessel with a dynamic positioning system at its disposal, the Academician Chersky, was located in the Far East, from where it had to be transported to the Baltic Sea for several months, continuously changing its destination. Now Akademik is standing in the German port, where he is being prepared for installation work. The Fortuna pipe-laying barge is equipped only with an anchor positioning system, which is the main problem. Another question is that the seabed was thoroughly examined before starting work, but in Copenhagen they could again begin to find fault with the Fortuna and break up the red tape. But for some reason they did not.

At first glance, everything now looks a little more optimistic than before. The Danes gave time to appeal the decision on “Fortune” until August 3, and “Chersky” can begin to complete it even now. Tentatively, the work can take three months from two vessels, plus another three or four for commissioning. By spring, Nord Stream-2 will technically be ready to pump gas to Europe, as promised in the Kremlin.

Unfortunately, everything is somewhat more complicated than we would like.

At first, Denmark's decision on Fortune may still be filed. This takes a whole month; it is entirely possible that Poland will exercise this right, which considers Nord Stream-2 a threat to the security of the EU and its own.

Secondly, the risks of US sanctions have not disappeared. The United States is now discussing the possibility of introducing new, much tougher ones. Washington prohibits Berlin from licensing and certification of a gas pipeline from Russia, as well as its subsequent maintenance. Not only German commercial structures, but also the state itself fall under attack. Rudeness, of course, is incredible. In the expert community, the popular version is that the German authorities themselves asked Gazprom not to drive horses in order to negotiate a relaxation of restrictive measures, outlining Germany.

Thirdly, time itself does not have to launch an additional gas pipeline. Demand for gas in Europe has now declined, prices do not please sellers. By and large, at this stage, the capacity of Nord Stream-1 is enough. Due to the limitations of the Third Energy Package, under the first “Stream”, we had to use the EUGAL branch, built under the “Stream” of the second. As soon as Nord Stream-2 is put into operation, both pipelines will remain only half full.

In fact, in order to pump one volume of gas, two gas pipelines had to be built bypassing the Third Energy Package. The removal of Nord Stream-2 from its norms will, apparently, be a separate long history.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 7 July 2020 13: 23
    -6
    - Well, SP-2 ... - this is not the city of Franseville by Jules Verne (science fiction novel "Five Hundred Million Begums"), and someday it will be built ... - Well, today this SP-2 is just for anyone not needed ... - That's all ...
    - Time passes ... - and soon ... most likely ...- "European lawyers" will again award Gazprom some more fines (personally, I have no doubt about it) and Gazprom will have to pay; and then all this and will repeat itself more than once ... Once the "European Court" ... "got into the taste" ... - now ... - "Gazprom - just hold on" ... - now it will constantly "arrive" "...
    - But, ah .. if you choose the lesser of two evils; then today's "unfinished SP-2" ... is even beneficial for Gazprom ... - Well, but if now SP-2 were ready to accept gas from Russia, then ... then ... then a real catastrophe ... - A real catastrophe ... - the whole stream of free Russian gas would go to Zap. Europe ... - Or I wouldn't go ... - it would have to be slowed down ... - And these are new fines and payments ... - Yes, it is still not known how Germany will behave then ... - maybe, and again "stand up under the banner of American sanctions "...
    - Russia in Europe has no friends or allies ... - absolutely in no "sphere" ... - Well, here it is ... - no comments ...
    1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 8 July 2020 11: 09
      -3
      Russia has no friends anywhere.
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  2. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
    kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 7 July 2020 13: 27
    +1
    In general, I agree with the article! You can only add. The situation may develop according to a more negative scenario for SP-2, the "last battle" is just beginning.
    Suppose that there is no appeal and Gazprom may begin installation, but in August-September cod spawning and Danish environmentalists can legally prohibit the start of work. Since October, the weather in that region has been deteriorating, which could negatively affect the timing. If an appeal appears before 3.08, litigation can drag on for a long period.
    In any case, the "physics" must be completed, there is nowhere to retreat !!!
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 7 July 2020 13: 52
    +1
    If Ukraine claims that its military operations with Russia are about to begin, then the Ukrainian gas pipeline will be shut off. And then the EU - it will be necessary either to urgently complete the SP-2, or switch to coal, or to carry gas cylinders from America with steamers. But you can’t bring a lot for industry from there ... Yes, you can still cook metal with the help of windmills and the Sun ...
    1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 8 July 2020 11: 12
      -5
      Fighting is not about to start Ukraine.
      Or is she grouping combined arms armies on the border to turn the northern rivers into China with battles?
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 8 July 2020 14: 02
        +3
        Fighting is not about to start Ukraine.
        Or is she grouping combined arms armies on the border to turn the northern rivers into China with battles?

        Why should they start? According to them, Russia has been at war for 5 years.
        It’s not clear where the nonsense about the river’s turn to China came from, and even with the battles. request Maybe first you should think about where to turn the rivers from the "bald" Carpathians?
  4. Boragl Offline Boragl
    Boragl (Boragl) 7 July 2020 15: 18
    -1
    Quote: Bulanov
    If Ukraine claims that its military operations with Russia are about to begin, then the Ukrainian gas pipeline will be shut off. And then the EU - it will be necessary either to urgently complete the SP-2, or switch to coal, or to carry gas cylinders from America with steamers. But you can’t bring a lot for industry from there ... Yes, you can still cook metal with the help of windmills and the Sun ...

    Sorry, but the military actions of Ukraine against Russia-this is complete nonsense. The converse is possible, but unlikely. Aggression of Ukraine against Russia is a gift. For after striking from Ukraine, an instant response will follow and Ukraine, as a country, will cease to exist. What will be a real gift for the population of Ukraine itself.
  5. jekasimf Offline jekasimf
    jekasimf (jekasimf) 7 July 2020 16: 48
    0
    If China will be able to absorb all the gas extracted for export, then there is no sense in a hurry. The longer - the stronger will be the desire of Europe to receive it. Here as with a girl .... Than to persuade the whole evening, it is easier to read the newspaper for half an hour.
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  7. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 7 July 2020 21: 55
    0
    Need to rejoice. For Denmark, in the US-EU-Russia triangle, is nevertheless leaning toward the EU.
  8. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 8 July 2020 11: 08
    -4
    The funniest thing.
    Nobody anywhere, never once mentioned that the ground-based infrastructure of the Stream is completely unprepared.
    And in Deutschland, an understanding is brewing that it is not worth building .....
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 8 July 2020 14: 09
      +2
      The funniest thing.
      Nobody anywhere, never once mentioned that the ground-based infrastructure of the Stream is completely unprepared.

      This is funny to you. Do you think that only you came up with such an idea? Run through the "archive" of this topic, "yours" have already decently trampled on the ground infrastructure, and to no avail. negative

      And in Deutschland, an understanding is brewing that it is not worth building .....

      Yes, yes .... "understanding is brewing" - just think, some billions of German investments ... Yes, figs with them. It looks so much like the Germans laughing
      Such "understanding" must be treated in a timely manner. winked
      1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 8 July 2020 21: 22
        -4
        Not only for me, you are right.
        Just when people somehow forget about the underground pipe. Such a trifle .... Why then to no avail? There is a result - there is no pipe ...
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 8 July 2020 22: 27
          0
          Not only for me, you are right.
          Just when they somehow forget about the underground pipe. Such a trifle .... Why then to no avail? There is a result - there is no pipe ...

          ... you will not have a pipe soon, it will be erased to holes, wear know ... repeat
          1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 8 July 2020 22: 45
            -4
            Trifles, right. I am not at all concerned about the fact of its absence.
            Not a single pipe, so to speak.
            But here it is. If tomorrow the pipe is rubbed into holes, the energy superpower will continue to pay the frozen Ukraine for another four years, as if pumping the agreed forty magpies. Moreover, from your pocket. Am I mistaken, or exactly after the accomplished unconstitutional coup d'etat, did you raise a communal apartment a bit?
            You hold on there.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 8 July 2020 23: 06
              0
              Trifles, right. I am not at all concerned about the fact of its absence.
              Not a single pipe, so to speak.

              I’m glad for you, for sure it’s not a problem to find a hollow in the forest .... or not already?

              But here it is. If tomorrow, the pipe is rubbed into holes, the energy superpower will continue to pay frozen Ukraine for four more years, as if pumping the agreed forty magpies. Moreover, from your pocket.

              If the pipe is rubbed into holes, then you can blow into it. Payment is carried out for pumping. No pipe - no pumping, no pumping - no money. You can blow it. yes

              Am I mistaken, or exactly after the accomplished unconstitutional coup d'etat, did you raise a communal apartment a bit?
              You hold on there.

              Are you raving Do not read Ukrainian sites, it is harmful to mental health. hi
              1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 8 July 2020 23: 47
                -4
                I did not understand the hollow. Is it about bees?
                Ahh, this is the eternal habitation of the Russian people, before he built the Empire, conquered the World and flew into space!
                No, not looking.
                Payment for the pipe goes regardless of pumping. "Download or Pay". Read the Gazprom report for January, for example, on their website. Pumped half as much as paid. Life is pain.
                Nope, I read Military Review, TopVar which. There is now a moan, for a communal apartment and unemployment .....
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 8 July 2020 23: 52
                  0
                  I did not understand the hollow. Is it about bees?
                  Ahh, this is the eternal habitation of the Russian people, before he built the Empire, conquered the World and flew into space!
                  No, not looking.
                  Payment for the pipe goes regardless of pumping. "Download or Pay". Read the Gazprom report for January, for example, on their website. Pumped half as much as paid. Life is pain.

                  I doubt that you saw the same report, somewhere in the correspondence you saw and rejoice. Don’t worry about Gazprom, for him it’s a trifle. Use while good.
                  There will be no pumping - there will be no money. Take care of our pipe.

                  Nope, I read Military Review, TopVar which. There is now a moan, for a communal apartment and unemployment .....

                  So your colleagues and moan about our communal apartment. Why should I worry? Nothing has changed.
                  1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 9 July 2020 00: 02
                    -4
                    Well, what Gazprom posted on the site, then read it.
                    I don’t worry at all, - Maxim died, that ... with him.
                    I do not use, somehow.
                    Not at all ?! Ahh, the dollar will be banned .....
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 9 July 2020 00: 06
                      0
                      Well, that Gazprom posted on the site, then read it.
                      I don’t worry at all, - Maxim died, that ... with him.
                      I do not use, somehow.

                      Glad for you, they will figure it out themselves.

                      Not at all ?! Ahh, the dollar will be banned .....

                      What will not happen? Utilities? You, an hour, did not overheat?
                      About the dollar, too, colleagues told?
                      1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 9 July 2020 00: 07
                        -4
                        So you wrote that there will be no money! The right hemisphere does not remember what the left wrote?
                      2. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 9 July 2020 00: 09
                        +1
                        So you wrote that there will be no money! The right hemisphere does not remember what the left wrote?

                        How do I know what money you are talking about? Either a pipe or a communal apartment.
                        For the pipe, there will be no possibility of pumping - there will be no money. Protect it and pass it on to your colleagues.
                      3. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 9 July 2020 00: 13
                        -4
                        About that money about which you said that it will not be. So I clarify: there will be none?
                        The pipe, to us is monopenisual, the country does not revolve around it. Unlike.
                        Once again: there will be no pumping, pay as if it is. This year, pay for 65 billion cubic meters, in the next three, for forty annually. On Topvar this topic was sucked repeatedly ...
                      4. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 9 July 2020 00: 31
                        0
                        About that money about which you said that it will not be. So I clarify: there will be none?
                        The pipe, to us is monopenisual, the country does not revolve around it. Unlike.
                        Once again: there will be no pumping, pay as if it is. This year, pay for 65 billion cubic meters, in the next three, for forty annually.

                        It is still possible pumping. There will be no pipe - there will be no money. You can dream about anything. Around what your country is spinning there, I don’t care, the women around the pole are mostly male around the handle from the shovel.

                        On Topwar, this topic was sucked repeatedly ...

                        So they would go to Topvar to suck on. At least talk with your colleagues.
                      5. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 9 July 2020 00: 35
                        -4
                        Well, as long as the pipe is there. And she’s not going to die. So, pay.
                      6. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 9 July 2020 00: 40
                        0
                        Well, as long as the pipe is there. And she’s not going to die. So, pay.

                        Does your heart warm? Well, so far rejoice. You do not look ahead 5 years ahead. lol
  9. Crimean Connecting Rod (Eugene) 9 July 2020 06: 21
    0
    Is Alexei Semenenko blinking about the unconstitutional coup in Russia after 2014?
    1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
      Rashid116 (Rashid) 9 July 2020 09: 02
      0
      But already these salobatyrs are shooting back languidly. There is no longer that spark and enthusiasm, the patriots were blown away)))
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 9 July 2020 15: 54
        0
        But already these salobatyrs are shooting back languidly. There is no longer that spark and enthusiasm, the patriots were blown away)))

        The best shots abroad. Summer, harvesting ...
        1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
          Rashid116 (Rashid) 13 July 2020 07: 05
          +2
          Hardly quarantine. Something they sensed the fifth point, in any way. No matter how they start repainting, our good people will behave again. Maybe it's time to finish with all sorts of brothers? To think about their people, how much can everyone be saved at the expense of their own?