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Denmark responded to Russia’s request to allow her to finish the pipeline “Nord stream-2” ships with the system anchor, not only dynamic positioning. It is reported by the S&P Global, citing a statement from the Danish energy Agency (DEA).
The DEA reported that the Danish side will be ready to give an answer to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline operator, responsible for the construction and operation of the facility, within four weeks.
According to current rules, Russia has the right to engage in the construction of the pipeline only ships with dynamic positioning. Initially the work was done by the laying of the Swiss company Allseas, but she had to withdraw the ship because of the imposed end of 2019 of U.S. sanctions.
Russia has their own ship equipped with a dynamic positioning system, — laying vessel “Akademik Chersky”. In may, he arrived in Germany to the construction site the final part of the “Nord stream-2”. To start work in waters of Denmark, he needed insurance. However, the US has threatened to expand sanctions and to impose restrictions against any companies which provide insurance services, modernization or retrofitting of ships to complete the “Nord stream-2”.
Currently in the German port is another Russian ship — pipelayer “Fortuna” with the anchor positioning. It can be connected to the building in the event of endorsement of Denmark.
The gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” which runs from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea, was going to start in late 2019. However, the launch date had to be postponed because of the position of Denmark, which is longer than other European countries considered the application of Nord Stream 2 on building, assessing the impact of the pipeline on the environment. Then the project prevented US sanctions. In the end, the completion was postponed to the turn of the 2020-2021 years.
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