Nord Stream 2 completed the laying of Nord Stream 2 in Germany
Nord Stream 2 has completed the laying of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Germany.
The work has been carried out since December 11 on a 2.6 km section at a depth of about 30 meters. They were driven by the Russian pipe-laying ship Fortuna.
Now, to complete the construction of the gas pipeline, it remains to lay 147 kilometers of pipes in the exclusive economic zone of Denmark. Work is expected to begin in mid-January.
Before work resumed in December 2020, pipe laying in the German Exclusive Economic Zone was halted for a year due to US sanctions. European contractors refused to complete the construction of the gas pipeline, after which Gazprom decided to do it on its own.
In early December 2020, a defense budget was approved in the United States, which provides for new sanctions against Nord Stream 2. Two days later, Reuters, citing White House officials, wrote that the White House administration was preparing new sanctions that would deal a “fatal blow” to the pipeline.
The United States opposes the construction of the gas pipeline, as they themselves want to sell gas to Europe.