Nord Stream 2 Project: Russian Vessel Fortuna Starts Laying Pipes

May 24, 2021

Fortuna pipelayer - Image Credit: V.Prokopenko/MarineTraffic.com
Fortuna pipelayer - Image Credit: V.Prokopenko/MarineTraffic.com

Russian vessel Fortuna has started laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in German waters, the gas project said on Sunday, citing Germany's Waterway and Shipping Authority.

Nord Stream 2, which runs on the bed of the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, bypassing Ukraine, has faced criticism from the United States, which claims it will increase European reliance on Russian gas.

Fortuna and other vessels taking part in the project have been added to a U.S. sanctions list.

"All works are performed in accordance with the available permits," Nord Stream 2 said in an emailed comment.

Fortuna will be working in German waters from May 22 to June 30, having earlier laid pipes in Denmark.

The Kremlin says the $11 billion venture led by Russian state energy company Gazprom is a commercial project, but several U.S. administrations have opposed the project.

 (Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Jan Harvey)



Current News

'Largest' HALT Test Rig for Offshore Wind Nacelle Testing Launched in Denmark

'Largest' HALT Test Rig for Offshore Wind Nacelle Testing Launched in Denmark

Gazprom Neft Expects Record Production This Year

Gazprom Neft Expects Record Production This Year

UK Court Hears Climate Case Against Tax Regime for Oil Firms

UK Court Hears Climate Case Against Tax Regime for Oil Firms

PGNiG Drills Duster at Fat Canyon Prospect Offshore Norway

PGNiG Drills Duster at Fat Canyon Prospect Offshore Norway

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine