Gazprom spoke about the possibility of repairing the Nord Stream gas pipelines

In order for the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea to be ready to pump fuel again, it is necessary to carry out repairs and replace a large section of the Nord Stream pipe. The head of Gazprom, Alexey Miller, spoke about this in an interview with Russian television.

According to the expert, to restore work after such a large-scale terrorist attack, it is necessary to cut a very large section of the pipe at a large distance from the cut line and actually build a new section on this segment, says Miller.

Thus, in order to restore integrity, it is necessary to raise this section of the pipe. The fact is that it is filled with sea water for hundreds of kilometers. Russia has said the Nord Stream explosions and subsequent leaks were the result of a "terrorist act", while the West claims there is evidence of sabotage.

In addition, the problems with the Portovaya compressor station, which lost all the turbines for pumping raw materials, have not been resolved. That is why the expediency of restoring the pipeline is very doubtful. In other words, the restoration of the Nord Stream, if any, may take not months, but years.

As usual, it is easier to build everything anew than to repair what is hopelessly damaged. Especially, resting under the water column. However, even for construction, even for repairs, conditions are still necessary - the desire of customers in Europe to buy gas, as well as the absence of sanctions and other regulatory problems. The same applies to compressor stations that supply gas to the pipe and give pressure.

Can Alexey Miller's words be regarded as a reluctance to supply gas to Europe anymore? Most likely, yes, the gap in the export of an important energy carrier comes not only from the EU, but also from Russia itself. There are more and more justifications and arguments for not doing anything about critical main pipelines for the export of raw materials damaged by explosions. The main concept of "Gazprom", apparently, has changed or is in the process of global restructuring.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 15 October 2022 09: 27
    Let those who need gas have a headache about repairing the gas pipeline, and not Gazprom.
    Blown up once, they can blow up a hundred more times.
    Fuck wasting time and money to get hit in the forehead with a rake again.
    Was one time not enough?
  2. voland_1 Offline voland_1
    voland_1 (Vladimir) 15 October 2022 09: 28
    Enough with us STREAMS. Give gas to the country
  3. Fahrenheit Offline Fahrenheit
    Fahrenheit (Viktor) 15 October 2022 10: 12
    Miller is ready to send billions to the West again! Geyropa is at war with us, and he takes care of them, Stalin on these traitors not....
  4. Pavel Mokshanov_2 (Pavel Mokshanov) 15 October 2022 10: 52
    Millyar's dough is no longer enough, since he starts talking about repairs. Again, for the money of Russian taxpayers, they were going to repair it, but where is the money for gas. to new offshores. The normal situation is they shit us everywhere, and we give them raw gas. But they did not try to process it, and processed products can be sold at a high price. And invest money in the development of their industry, and not in the pockets of thieving bureaucrats and oligarchs.
  5. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 15 October 2022 12: 06
    You always have to think ahead. Troubled times will pass, and the proceeds from gas to Europe will be very useful, Miller is right about that. According to the technical solution, raising both ends of the thread in this way, joining it with a long insert and laying it down is a difficult option, because the gas pipeline is concreted, huge efforts and other interference are needed. Perhaps the second option is to lower the required length of the insert next to it to replace the blown-up section. At the joints, build an air bell (metal, concrete), fit the ends of the inserts with the gas pipeline, cut and weld the joints acting in the air bell, cutting in and a valve in case of an accident. Perform pumping of water from the gas pipeline in the bells. Hundred-meter depths allow you to do this. The bells are left for the operation of valves and pipeline measurements.
  6. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 17 October 2022 18: 05
    Repairing pipes at the bottom without raising is not a problem, at depths of less than 100 meters. Cut off a blown piece of pipe, embed a new one, it is faster and much cheaper than lifting pipes to the surface, when lifting, welds can begin to tear. Calculate the weight, a segment of an empty pipe 12 meters long = 12 tons + water in the pipe 13 tons = 25 tons, you will have to lift 1000 meters, this is 2000 tons, a lot of submersible pontoons, compressors, etc. Underwater work will take time per insert, preparation of work one month, underwater work one month, two months in total.