The return of the turbine for Nord Stream will not help launch the pipeline at full capacity


The gas turbine needed to normalize gas supplies via Nord Stream has been in Cologne, Germany, for several days. If it is not delivered to Russia by July 25, gas supplies could fall even more sharply, Politico writes. In the meantime, the deadline for its delivery to the Russian Federation and installation in the gas pipeline system is getting further and further away, even though one of the obstacles to transporting it to the territory of Russia has been overcome.


Как пишет Kommersant, the Russian side, in response to repeated requests, nevertheless received export documentation and a supply license for a gas compressor turbine returned to the Russian Federation.

To be precise, not quite the package of documents that Gazprom requested was handed over. The holding received only permission to ship from Canada, and there was no explanation for the exceptions to the sanctions rules, as demanded by the Russian side. However, now this is already becoming a secondary task, as opinions are increasingly being expressed that the return of one turbine will not help launch the Baltic gas pipeline at its full capacity of 167 million cubic meters daily.

As representatives of the Russian gas monopoly reported, Nord Stream needs to repair all compressor units that maintain pressure in the pipeline. In other words, at least five more turbines must be sent to Canada for repairs, and only upon their return with their inclusion in operation can one hope for a full-fledged pumping through the Nord Stream. While this question hung in the air.

Gazprom believes that the behavior of the Canadian government is "half-hearted". Simply put, when sending the unit to Germany at the request of the federal government of this country, Ottawa did not make exceptions to the sanctions, it simply transferred the turbine to partners from the EU. In this case, problems may begin at Nord Stream or at the raw materials supplied through it, when the machine received from the repair is installed on the main line and launched for pumping without confirming the exemption from sanctions.

Accordingly, given the need for deep maintenance of all gas pumping units, the holding is afraid of failure to repair the most important equipment, looking into the future, and not just at the current situation. The stubborn desire of the Russian side to receive a complete list of exceptions to the sanctions regime is dictated by closed agreements between Canada and Germany on the transfer of a turbine for Nord Stream.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 25 July 2022 10: 38
    +4
    Everything is correct. You can’t turn off completely, but you shouldn’t pump at full power either. The frog is boiled slowly by heating the water, otherwise it will jump off.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 25 July 2022 11: 39
      +3
      (Bulanov) Under sanctions, stopping the supply of gas through pipelines, as well as oil and oil products, should be as effective as possible and not prolonged. According to this, ALL the supply of gas, oil and oil products through all supply channels should be turned off at the same time, then the West will really howl, now it is given to the West to exist at a minimum and look for alternatives, and they will be found over time. Therefore, it is necessary to act immediately to completely cut off all supplies (unheard-of sanctions for the Russian Federation are the basis for this), then they will be equated with shutting off oxygen to the industry of the West, and the West will have no choice but to bow and beg for an urgent resumption of supplies ...
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 25 July 2022 11: 50
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        Addendum. Here, for efficiency, to supply some strategically important countries and friendly states in full, these are Germany, Serbia, Hungary. Germany is important for splitting the unity of NATO and as the most developed industry in NATO, therefore, friendship with it is extremely important.
  2. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 25 July 2022 13: 43
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    According to Kommersant, the Russian side, in response to repeated requests, nevertheless received export documentation and a license for the supply of a gas compressor turbine returned to the Russian Federation.
    To be precise, not quite the package of documents that Gazprom requested was handed over. The holding received only permission to ship from Canada, and there was no explanation for the exceptions to the sanctions rules, as demanded by the Russian side.

    This whole story is reminiscent of an interlude about supplier and consumer enterprises (about wheels and pumps) performed by A. Raikin... winked
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 25 July 2022 17: 38
    -1
    It is necessary to harass Siemens with various nit-picking, remembering the behavior of this company during the installation of gas turbines in the Crimea)
  4. Siegfried Online Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 26 July 2022 01: 42
    0
    The EU may not yet have fully realized how much it fits into the confrontation with Russia.

    The point now for Russia is not only in the economy, but to a greater extent in geopolitics. The West stated that it would crush Russia with sanctions, to which Russia promised the world a "new world order", the overthrow of the West from the world throne (kicks). Now Russia can't just give the EU oxygen to save their economies. Such a gesture simply will not be understood by many countries on the planet that are enthusiastically watching the Russian gambit. This can be regarded as a "weakness", Russia's economy may not be doing very well if it sells gas to its enemies, when can it punish them? Maybe they agreed on something behind the scenes, and here we fit in for Russia?

    Until the EU declares its "defeat", clearly and unambiguously, by curtailing any assistance to Kyiv, including political, then Russia will be able to start saving the EU from all their troubles, including fires. Until then, Russia cannot afford to make such gestures, especially given the EU's policy of replacing Russian gas. Therefore, today, instead of 40%, SP1 pumps 30%, and soon it may stop completely. For Russia, the stated goals are more important than momentary benefits, and the goals, as we know, are of a historical and global scale.
  5. gene1 Offline gene1
    gene1 (Gennady) 26 July 2022 10: 20
    0
    The exclusion of turbines from the sanctions is a matter of principle. A question of psychology. The first exception will be followed by a second, a third... Western countries will begin to ask questions: why is it possible for Germany, but not for us?... The serfs will rise. Who would consider the war with the West through the prism of psychology: Putin is in a state of tough determination, the globalists are the same, and the lackeys of the globalists are in what state? how to break them?