the Main applicant for completion, “Nord stream-2” pipe layer “Akademik Chersky” changed the destination with the findings of Kaliningrad. This is evidenced by the data service determine the location of ships Vesselfinder.com.
the Arrival of the vessel in the most Western port of Russia is scheduled on may 3. Now “Chersky” is in the Kattegat, between Denmark and Sweden connecting the North and Baltic sea. In fact, it means the end of a nearly three-month epic journey “Academician Chersky” from the Far East, across Asia and around Africa when the end points of its motion mentioned the ports in Singapore, India, Madagascar, the Canary Islands, in Scotland and twice in Egypt.
Already with a very high probability we can say that the pipe came to the Baltic for the completion of the “Nord stream-2”. For this “Plan” have to be refit to work with the pipe diameter of the “Nord stream-2”. You can do it just in Kaliningrad. At the time the conversion will take 2 weeks to a month. The construction itself, given the speed of laying of the pipes the Russian ship and the various environmental restrictions on work in the Baltic sea, can take from 3 to 6 months. Just left to lay about 160 km of pipeline.
the Problem with completion, “Nord stream-2” was caused by U.S. sanctions against Russian offshore pipelines to Europe. Under the American restrictions were ships engaged in the laying of these pipes at depths greater than 100 feet (30 meters). After the introduction of sanctions the United States demanded that contractors immediately stop the construction of “Nord stream-2”. As a result, the timing of the launch of the pipeline was postponed for about a year.
“and the stream-2” includes two threads of a gas pipeline from Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Its total capacity will be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The pipeline passes through the territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. To date laid over 2,300 km of the pipelines “Nord stream-2” of about 460 km 2, i.e. 94% of the total length.