Russian Navy vessels escort NordStream II pipelaying vessels

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ships were spotted in the Bay of Biscay
14:54, 3 July 2020

Nord Stream 2
Open source

Warships of the Russian Navy are escorting the pipelaying vessels that work on the construction of Nord Stream II gas pipeline. Naval News reported this, specifying that the engineering vessel is escorted by Project 1155 Udaloy-I Class destroyer and a Project 22160 patrol ship.

"At the time of writing the ships are currently 40 nautical miles southwest of Brest, France. Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) analyst Frank Bottema spotted the vessels in a Sentinel satellite image from Yesterday. They are just visible through a gap in the cloud. The vessels’s progress can also be tracked on other forms of OSINT", reads the story.

As we reported earlier, Germany has been seeking an effective replacement for Russian gas supplies - and a way to get rid of dependence on the Russian fuel supplies by 2030. The German government will provide the respective program in the near future, writes Deutsche Welle.

Related: New US sanctions do not interfere with completion of Nord Stream-2, - Die Welt

The program of development of hydrogen-based economy includes a draft project of infrastructure of transportation and conservation of hydrogen within the current network of gas pipelines.

The project is called H2-Startnetz 2030. The initiative of its development belongs to the union of operators of German pipelines, FNB Gas. The idea is that by 2030, the starting network of pipelines will be created in Germany; the overall length is supposed to exceed 1,200 kilometers.

Related: German Bundestag insists on abandoning Nord Stream 2 due to murder in Berlin

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