the Lessee of the barge-laying “Fortuna”, which is able to complete the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, does not intend to take part in laying gas pipeline in the Baltic sea. RBC reports.

As explained by the representative of the tenant, “of Fortune” “Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy” (MRTS), the company refused to provide the lay barge for the completion of the Russian project, “which has become the target of American sanctions.”

In MRTS also explained that the company never owned the barge, and the usufruct contract bareboat Charter for use in other projects.

4 August it became known that Denmark has allowed Gazprom to build a gas pipeline “Northern stream-2”. Appeals against the relevant decision of the Danish energy Agency has not acted.

Russia has turned out to be a similar ship that is able to complete the project, “the academic left”. However, it could not fully utilized due to difficulties with insurance. Most companies don’t want to insure it for fear of falling under American restrictions. Another way to complete the project was the use of “Fortune”.

the gas Pipeline “Nord stream-2” from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea was supposed to start in late 2019. The project launch date was postponed to the turn of the 2020-2021 years, first because of the position of Denmark, which did not coordinate the route of the project through their water and then because of the U.S. sanctions against companies involved in the project.