Russian Supply Vessel Headed to the Construction Site of Nord Stream 2
OREANDA-NEWS. The Russian supply vessel Ivan Sidorenko headed to the port of Mukran, a logistics base of the project Nord Stream 2 located on the northern coast of Germany.
As follows from the data of the MarineTraffic portal, Ivan Sidorenko left Saint Petersburg on September 15 and has already passed the northern coast of Estonia. The ship is expected to arrive in Mukran on September 17.
According to the newspaper Kommersant, Ivan Sidorenko can deliver pipes for the ship Akademik Chersky, located in Mukran, who is to complete the construction of the remaining section of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, which is 160 kilometres long. Another Russian supply vessel, Ostap Sheremet, is currently in the port of Kaliningrad.
At the end of last year, the US government adopted a defense budget that provides for sanctions against companies that are involved in laying Nord Stream 2. This forced the Swiss enterprise Allseas to abandon the work. Russian energy corporation Gazprom stated that it is able to complete the construction using domestic vessels.