Able to complete the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” the Russian laying vessel “Akademik Chersky” left the Spanish port of Las Palmas and went to Egypt. This is evidenced by the portals on the Vesselfinder ship tracking and Myshiptracking
it is Expected that in Port said, located at the entrance to the Suez canal, it will arrive on the night of 30 April. The end point of the route of the vessel and the purpose of such a more than two-month itinerary is still unknown.
“Akademik Chersky” came out of the Findings. For some reason he did not enter the Suez canal, instead skirting the African continent and thus across the Atlantic before reaching Europe. It was expected that the ship will travel the Baltic sea to work on the pipeline, but, judging by the current route, it started movement back.
a Subsidiary of “Gazprom” (“Gazprom FLOT”) bought from China pipelayer in 2015. It had to use in the works on the project “Sakhalin-3”.
At the end of 2019, when the sanctions of the USA stopped work on the “Nord stream-2” in Russia, talking about the use of the “academic left” in the Baltic sea. In particular, this assumption was expressed by the Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
the Head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller claimed that the company is able to complete the “Nord stream-2” on their own, and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin as the timing indicated by the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021-th.
In turn, the US claims that Russia will not be able to finish the building, or spend many years laying the remaining 160 kilometres of pipes under water. However, if it happens in the White house taking new steps to the pipeline is not started.