Siemens: Chancellor Scholz will inspect a turbine for Nord Stream before being sent to Russia statement
Pipeline systems and locking devices at the gas receiving station of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline
Turbine for Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline is still in Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz will inspect it tomorrow morning, Siemens Energy told German TV channel N-tv.
The company noted that the turbine, which has undergone maintenance in Canada, is completely ready for further transportation to Russia.
The TV channel said that on August 3, Scholz will visit the Siemens plant in the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr, where the turbine is now located. There, the Federal Chancellor will deliver a brief press statement together with Siemens Energy CEO Christian Bruch.
In June Gazprom twice reduced gas supplies via Nord Stream 1. From the planned daily 167 million cubic meters. m pumping decreased to 67 million cubic meters. m. The Russian company explained that one of the Siemens turbines, which were under repair and necessary for the operation of the gas pipeline, was stuck in Canada due to sanctions. The EU and Germany have stated political rather than technical reasons for the reduction in supplies.
Already in July, Canada agreed to return the unit and sent it to Germany. After that, Gazprom several times asked Siemens to provide documents for further transportation of the turbine to Russia. On July 25, the Russian company confirmed receipt of the necessary papers, however, as Gazprom clarified, they “do not remove the previously identified risks and raise additional questions.” On the same day, another gas turbine unit for Nord Stream was decommissioned, after which the daily pumping volume dropped to 33 million cubic meters from July 27. m (20% of the design capacity of the gas pipeline).
Reuters previously reported that the turbine was stuck in Cologne. The interlocutors of the agency attributed this to the fact that Moscow has not yet given formal permission for its return transportation. This information was denied by the Kremlin. “This is complete nonsense, because Siemens knows very well where this turbine is installed. That is, this is just an absurd message from the sources,»,— said the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
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