Construction of Nord Stream 2 will resume in January

Construction of the last section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Danish waters is scheduled to resume on15 January. This was announced on Tuesday, December 22, at the Danish Maritime Administration, DW reports.

The Fortuna barge will carry out the pipe-laying. It will be assisted by the Murman vessels and the Baltic Researcher of the Russian Marine Rescue Service.

As noted in the Danish Maritime Administration, it will be forbidden to approach the ships by several hundred meters during the work.

“Unauthorized swimming, diving, anchoring, fishing, and seabed work will be prohibited in these areas. (...) The protection zone extends 200 m on each side of the cables,” the notice says.

Initially, the gas pipeline with a length of more than 1200 km was to be commissioned in January 2020. However, in December 2019, the US imposed sanctions on the gas project, and the laying of pipes along the bottom of the Baltic Sea was suspended.

As a reminder, the Fortuna pipelayer continued work on the construction of Nord Stream 2.

Earlier, the US Congress supported the tightening of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Tags: Nord Stream 2, USA, RF, sanctions, pipeline, gas supplies, infrastructure

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