"Fortune" is over: why the barge does not participate in the construction of "Nord Stream-2"


The technical capabilities of the Russian vessels assembled in the Baltic make it possible to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2 within a few months and launch it, as promised, by the first quarter of 2021. However, due to the pressure exerted by the United States and its European allies, the completion of the gas pipeline may again be postponed indefinitely.


Совсем недавно мы wondered the question of whether it is worth rejoicing in Denmark's permission to use the pipe-laying barge Fortuna in the construction of an underwater pipeline. The specialized vessel, unlike the Akademik Chersky, has only an anchor positioning system, so its use in Danish waters was a big question. Copenhagen still gave Fortune permission, but its “luck” was short-lived: the construction process was again suspended due to the start of spawning of cod. However, when the valuable species of fish stops spawning, the barge will no longer move towards the pipeline.

A rather unexpected statement followed from the Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy company:

The company does not accept and does not intend to take part in the execution of works on laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea using the Fortuna pipe-laying barge or in any other way.

There are at least two possible explanations for this turn of events. According to the first version, now the Russian contractor, following the Swiss one, is afraid of US sanctions and is ready to reel. The US restrictive measures are no joke. Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy works in the field of laying pipelines in the Far North and other harsh climatic conditions. It is easy to guess that some Western Technology and accessories. The long-term damage from US sanctions could be much higher than the benefits of participating in the completion of the few remaining percent of the problem gas pipeline.

Nothing personal just business. If this is true, Nord Stream 2 will freeze for an indefinitely long time. The only full-fledged pipelayer “Akademik Chersky”, which remained in the Baltic Sea, has not yet been retrofitted, since they were supposed to interact with the “Fortuna”. For fear of falling under sanctions, European contractors will not contact Akademik. Everything will have to be done again on our own, and this is a new waste of time.

According to the second, we are faced with a rather primitive trick with a change of ownership, with the aim of outwitting the US Treasury. Large companies involved in the project are diligently dissociating themselves from it. “Akademik Chersky” from Gazprom went to the little-known Samara fund STIF, the supply vessels “Ivan Sidorenko” and “Ostap Sheremet” - to the newly created JSC “Nobility”. It is likely that Fortuna will change its owner or tenant. However, there is little chance of getting out of this way. The United States has provided that an attempt to sell, lease or lease ships will still lead the former owner to the "black list". The only way to change the owner not specified by them is donation. Whether Washington will turn a blind eye to such a trick is a big question.

In addition to the United States, Poland also threw its five kopecks against Nord Stream 2. For refusing to provide her with all the project documentation, the Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (UOKiK) demands a fine of 50 million euros from Gazprom. In the scale of the fines that the domestic monopolist has already received, this is a "trifle", but unpleasant. Warsaw believes that they are defending Kiev with their attacks on the pipeline:

There are some issues that we do not like, for example, Nord Stream 2. This project will allow Moscow to cut off Ukraine from gas supplies to Europe, and then do whatever it wants with this country.

Europeans are convinced that, having obtained a reliable bypass route around Independence, the Kremlin will tackle it harder. Whether this is true or not is a very controversial issue. As for the fine itself, the Poles have their own rights: according to their national legislation, a company operating in Poland must provide Warsaw with information about its other foreign projects in the EU. Earlier, the French company Engie was fined 44 million euros.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 August 2020 11: 34
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    Eternal chewing of the same thing. Just not to write about gasoline prices ...
    1. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) 6 August 2020 12: 16
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      Eternal chewing of the same thing. Just not to write about gasoline prices ...

      In Russia, it is about 47 rubles per liter, in the USA about 49, in Germany about 112, in Venezuela - 1,5, in Iran - 18, Ukraine - 60, Belarus - 53, Norway - 128, in Hong Kong - 162. As a side note, in Russia a significant share of the price is excise. Do you want to read something new about gasoline? Another - let's cancel taxes?

      https://ru.globalpetrolprices.com/gasoline_prices/
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 August 2020 12: 26
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        No, there is no need for taxes. Let's now have an average per capita income in rubles?
        1. 123 Online 123
          123 (123) 6 August 2020 12: 31
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          No, there is no need for taxes. Let's now have an average per capita income in rubles?

          You shouldn't refuse, I was just going to offer the rent to the "Arkharovtsy" to double, and increase the corvee up to 7 days a week.
          Maybe you can do something yourself? If you want to compare income, let's give numbers, preferably with purchasing power parity. What new you want to see there is not clear.
          1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 August 2020 12: 34
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            In "Sportloto" write.
            1. 123 Online 123
              123 (123) 6 August 2020 12: 38
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              In "Sportloto" write.

              What do you want from me? Themselves whine, and you offer me to complain? laughing
              We are leaving the topic, the author offers to admire the power of the last attempts of the "hegemordor", and you lead everything aside. winked
              1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
                Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 August 2020 12: 43
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                Sorry, but I have not read a single article by any local author, sometimes, very rarely - obliquely. There is nothing to read for me. There are enough comments, but so that no more than 3-4 sentences, I have never read a single "footcloth" of local regulars. I'm saving my time, it's not worth it.
                1. 123 Online 123
                  123 (123) 6 August 2020 12: 47
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                  Sorry, but I have not read a single article by any local author, sometimes, very rarely - obliquely. There is nothing to read for me. There are enough comments, but so that no more than 3-4 sentences, I have never read a single "footcloth" of local regulars. I'm saving my time, it's not worth it.

                  Are you not assimilating more than 3-4 lines of information? Concentration problems? I would recommend that you switch to viewing comics. This will save your precious time even more. hi
                  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
                    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 August 2020 12: 51
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                    No, just everything should be justified. I cannot waste my time on empty, unnecessary, often fake, one-sided, primitive, etc. (add yourself) information. Understand me just humanly and do not judge too much.
                    1. 123 Online 123
                      123 (123) 6 August 2020 13: 14
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                      No, just everything should be justified. I cannot waste my time on empty, unnecessary, often fake, one-sided, primitive, etc. (add yourself) information. Understand me just humanly and do not judge too much.

                      Of course, I understand you and do not judge you strictly, you want to seem like a smart and busy person, but only you are wasting your "time on empty, unnecessary, often fake, one-sided, primitive, etc. (add yourself) information ". yes Quite a decent part of those very short messages of 3-4 lines are just that. hi
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                  2. Dear sofa expert. 6 August 2020 13: 16
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                    I cannot waste my time on empty, unnecessary, often fake, one-sided, primitive, etc. (add yourself) information.

                    Then you have the wrong site. Here all the adequate information is just in the "footcloths")
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                2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
                  Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 August 2020 13: 15
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                  Listen, 123, I didn't immediately realize what a valuable offer to local authors - to transfer their creativity into the genre of comics. This opens up unprecedented prospects for the site, and the digestibility of the material would greatly increase. Anyway, most of the readers do not understand half of what they read here.
                  1. 123 Online 123
                    123 (123) 6 August 2020 13: 22
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                    And you contact the site administration with a proposal, maybe they will make a separate subsection for your needs and abilities. That's just about the "majority of readers" you are wrong, you should not judge people by yourself. hi
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          2. Volkonsky Offline Volkonsky
            Volkonsky (Vladimir) 6 August 2020 14: 58
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            I definitely like the reader under the nickname 123. To the reader under the nickname Arkharov, who loves to judge books by the cover, and about films by trailers and reviews, I advise you to read only the titles here - why bother ?! Seryoga Marzhetsky advise to correct the figures of Poland's claims against Gazprom, from $ 50 million to $ 57 million -

            https://strana.ua/news/282138-v-polshe-hazprom-oshtrafovali-na-57-millionov-dollarov.html.

            This time! And two -

            https://strana.ua/news/282362-danija-razreshila-nord-stream-2-ag-prodolzhit-prokladku-trub-severnoho-potoka-2-.html

            - there are no restrictions due to spawning of cod for Fortune, because in the area of ​​her work cod does not spawn !!
            1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
              Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 12 August 2020 16: 01
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              Who then spawns? And why, then, is Fortune not in place and not finalizing the last miserable meters of this universal scale of the epic? Did the silver hake get in the way, or the blue whiting fish? With your deep knowledge and correct personal preferences, I think it will not be difficult to answer this simple question.
    2. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 12 August 2020 15: 54
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      Quote: Arkharov
      No, there is no need for taxes. Let's now have an average per capita income in rubles?

      Average per capita labor productivity, capitalization of production and land of the country, export volumes, the volume of dough flowing abroad are the first.
  2. Digital error Offline Digital error
    Digital error (Eugene) 6 August 2020 14: 28
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    Quote: 123
    https://ru.globalpetrolprices.com/gasoline_prices/

    A great reference for the "Comparison". hi
  3. LeftPers Offline LeftPers
    LeftPers (Anton) 8 August 2020 05: 13
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    Why not? Or at least lead to the proportion cf. stat. salary to a liter of gasoline, i.e. how many kilometers a person can travel. to your salary (only not in Moscow, but somewhere in Siberia or the Urals).
    1. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) 8 August 2020 13: 19
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      Why not? Or at least lead to the proportion cf. stat. salary to a liter of gasoline, i.e. how many kilometers a person can travel. to your salary (only not in Moscow, but somewhere in Siberia or the Urals).

      By average statistical, you mean the median salary?
      In general, the proposal is interesting. good Calculate how much gasoline an average Russian can buy, then compare it with other countries. True, there are nuances, in Siberia, for example, the distance between cities is 150-300 km, to another regional center, 1 km each, if there is a road. In Germany or Belarus, everything is much more compact. In the USA, public transport is less developed, therefore, cars are more in demand, again, cars there are usually more "voracious" than those of us or the Germans. Salaries in the United States, for example, are also not everywhere, as in New York ... We have excise tax included in the price of gasoline, so it is necessary to compare the level of taxation. And so on.
      It remains to find who will calculate and compare all this. what Maybe you will take it? smile
      1. LeftPers Offline LeftPers
        LeftPers (Anton) 12 August 2020 16: 22
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        ... Maybe you will take it? ...

        And what for then Kudrin and other "geniuses" from the economy? Let them count, they are not paid salary equal to mine.
        1. 123 Online 123
          123 (123) 12 August 2020 16: 25
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          ... Maybe you will take it? ...

          And what for then Kudrin and other "geniuses" from the economy? let them count, they are not paid salary equal to mine.

          Let them do the math, I don't mind. yes It remains to turn to them, I doubt it. that they are registered on the site. hi
  • kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 6 August 2020 12: 56
    +2
    This says only one thing: a complete mess in the management of the most important project and the impotence of the authorities, letting everything go by itself.
  • Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 6 August 2020 15: 30
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    It's high time for Russia to impose the toughest sanctions against individuals and companies that comply with US sanctions against the Russian Federation! You cannot serve two gods! If you want six people in the USA, you will lose the opportunity to work and live in the Russian Federation!
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 12 August 2020 16: 04
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      How do you see it? Should I refuse to take part in the laying of Nord Stream 3 to the North Pole?
      1. Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 13 August 2020 12: 31
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        Deny them the citizenship of the Russian Federation, the right to live and work in the territory of the Russian Federation and on projects of the Russian Federation abroad. Once the United States is against the Russian Federation, let the United States feed them and grant them citizenship, but no, let them go to Mexico, or Chad, they will like it there, since the Russian Federation does not live normally.
  • Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 6 August 2020 16: 03
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    They'll kick it up, and they'll let it finish. Then, it will be forbidden to certify. Then, problems with ground structures.
    Well, when the turnkey construction is completed, it turns out that how much gas is no longer needed (Turkey, China), and LNG is half the price.
  • Michael I Offline Michael I
    Michael I (Michael I) 7 August 2020 11: 09
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    It seems that they promised in January 2020!
    1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 7 August 2020 13: 35
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      Who, Fabulous?
      1. Michael I Offline Michael I
        Michael I (Michael I) 7 August 2020 15: 06
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        You can't remember all the storytellers)
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 12 August 2020 16: 04
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          One is especially important to us.
  • Polente the Wanderer 7 August 2020 18: 18
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    The Yankees put everyone on the counter. Then they will pay so that they do not stutter about the sanctions. Why then should we spend money on weapons, the state apparatus ...