Necessary for the full functioning of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, the turbine is delayed in transit in Germany, allegedly due to the lack of permission from Russia. The agency reported Reuters July 21, citing their sources.
It is not yet clear when the equipment can be returned, but the media believes that this process may take from several days to several weeks.
According to the agency, the turbine is still in Germany, since Russia allegedly did not agree to its transportation. It is also indicated that this spare part usually works at the Russian Portovaya compressor station, it was serviced in Canada and was delivered to Cologne on July 17 through the logistics company Challenge Group.
Earlier on Thursday, German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck confirmed the arrival of the Siemens turbine from Canada to Germany, but declined to talk about the details of its delivery to the country.
At the same time, the data of the operator Nord Stream AG showed that gas supplies via Nord Stream reached the level before the shutdown of the gas pipeline for repairs – about 40% of the maximum. Deliveries resumed on the morning of July 21 upon completion of scheduled maintenance.
Initially, it was reported that gas supplies to Germany via Nord Stream were going at a capacity of about 30%. It was also emphasized there that reaching the planned 2.66 million cubic meters. m may take several hours.
At the same time, a few days earlier, gas supplies via Nord Stream were reduced due to the lack of a Siemens turbine, which Canada did not return after repairs due to anti-Russian sanctions. On July 17, it became known that the Canadian side sent equipment to Germany. It was clarified that it would take about 5-7 days for delivery, the adjustment will last another four days and, approximately, will end on July 24.
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