Pipelaying vessel “Academic Cherskiy”, located since the beginning of April in the area of the pipeline, started laying pipes. Works are carried out in the territorial waters of Denmark.
The vessel's joining to the laying of the pipeline was announced by the Nord Stream operator 2 AG. Work started 27 April, although the vessel arrived at the stowage area at the beginning of the month. As explained, all this time “Academic Cherskiy” carried out preparatory work before starting pipe laying. 20 April support and supply vessels began to pull together to the pipelayer, himself “Academic Cherskiy” stood at the point of laying the pipeline.
Pipe-laying barge “Fortuna” also continues to lay the pipe, work will be carried out in parallel, while the speed of laying the pipeline “Academician Chersky” will be higher, since it does not need anchoring, as “Fortune”. It is the anchor positioning of the barge that slows down the pipe laying speed..
As previously reported, “Academic Cherskiy” will lay the first thread “Northern Stream 2”, while “Fortuna” will continue construction of the second line. According to the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), work will last until the end of September 2021 of the year.
About the timing of completion “Nord stream” no exact data. As Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said last Friday, the gas pipeline will be completed in 2021 year. According to him, more exact dates could be communicated to the Nord Stream operator 2 AG, but they are silent, continuing work. The first gas through the new gas pipeline should go to Germany in 2022 year.