Russian vessel capable of completing Nord Stream 2 does not intend to participate in the work


The lessee of the pipe-laying barge Fortuna, which could complete the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, refuses to provide a vessel for work in the waters of the Baltic Sea. It is reported by RBC.


Completing the pipeline can be done using an anchor pipelayer with the assistance of another ship equipped with a positioning system - it will hold the ship in the right place without mooring or anchors. One of the ships that could complete construction work at SP-2 is still the name of the barge "Fortune", owned by the Russian firm "Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy" (MRTS). Another ship that can be involved in the installation of the gas pipeline is the Akademik Chersky pipelayer equipped with a dynamic positioning system.

A representative of Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy said that the company does not plan to use the anchor barge Fortuna for work on Nord Stream 2, a Russian pipeline that has become a target for US sanctions.


MRTS also stressed that the ship is not owned by the company - it only leases it under a bareboat charter agreement for work at other facilities.

The construction of the SP-2 is opposed by Washington, which offers its liquefied gas for sale to European consumers, as well as some EU countries and anti-Russian Ukraine. In December, the US Congress imposed sanctions on the pipeline, urging contractor companies to stop helping construction. The Swiss firm Allseas immediately announced its refusal to participate in the installation of pipes for Nord Stream 2.
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  1. akarfoxhound Offline
    akarfoxhound 5 August 2020 13: 07
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    Now this bargaining "Russian tenant" will get on the nose from the same controlling state structures, documents "suddenly" inappropriate activities will be found and all the show-offs will run out.
  2. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 5 August 2020 14: 16
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    Apparently, it is time for the Russian Federation to introduce the toughest sanctions against those who comply with the US sanctions against the Russian Federation, so that the earth burns under their feet in the Russian Federation.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 August 2020 14: 31
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    The stump is clear. They profuked, now this barge, this barge, is sailing there, sailing here ...

    In general, tons of noodles instead of work. And they will still print money for Gazprom ...
  4. Dear sofa expert. 5 August 2020 19: 48
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    The article from RBC is fake. Nothing depends on fiddling with the ship. Work goes on without stopping.
    Only 75 km remain to be laid.
    In general, there are a lot of lies around this project. The American sanctions concerned the laying of pipes at a depth of more than 100 m. These sections have long been passed.
    The Americans, in helpless agony, are now trying to set environmental activists on the project, but this will not bring them anything, except for a further deterioration of the transatlantic partnership.
  5. nnz226 Offline
    nnz226 (Nikolai) 5 August 2020 21: 45
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    About this "Fortune" for six months already "in Moscow they call in bast shoes"! And only now we found out that the barge lessee does not want to participate in the additional laying of the SP-2 ... Class! And over the past 7 months it was impossible to find out ?! And then they are playing pipes and tambourines: "We will start work on August 3!" Uryayayaya !!! And in the end - zilch!
  6. ronis.vladronis Offline
    ronis.vladronis (Vladimir) 6 August 2020 23: 39
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    They would talk less, we have to work and finish this business. Zadolbali already these Americans, they are always not enough dough.
  7. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 6 August 2020 23: 56
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    Americans are having fun.
    It's so much fun ... You don't spend anything and the enemy is billions.