The barge Fortuna, which will carry out work on the pipeline Nord Stream 2 in the shallow waters of Aldergrund, approached the proposed construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on the morning of December 11. There are three tugboats and Russian supply vessels, the Baltic Researcher and the Katun, near Fortuna in the Baltic Sea.
"Pipelayer Fortuna will lay a 2.6-kilometer section of the gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Germany in waters at a depth of less than 30 m. All construction work is carried out in full accordance with the permits received," Nord Stream 2 AG (operator of the pipeline construction) noted.
The project Nord Stream 2 involves the construction of two lines of the gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany. To date, the gas pipeline is 93% complete.
Work was suspended in December 2019 after Swiss Allseas abandoned pipe-laying due to possible US sanctions.
As we reported earlier, the US embassy in Berlin has called on the German government and the EU to halt the construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.
US acting ambassador to Germany Robin Quinville egarded the Russian pipeline, which is being laid beneath the Baltic Sea to Germany, as a political "tool for the Kremlin." According to the American ambassador, the Nord stream-2 project is aimed at "bypassing Ukraine and dividing Europe."