The construction of the Baltic Sea pipeline is to be continued in December. The construction of the two highly controversial tubes was interrupted for almost a year. Work should start again next Saturday. Resistance is programmed.
The construction of the Baltic Sea pipeline is to be continued in December
The construction of the German-Russian Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 2 is to be continued in December after a one-year break. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the consortium. The radio station NDR 1 Radio MV had previously reported on it. According to information from the broadcaster, the Baltic Sea Waterways and Shipping Office in Stralsund has announced for skippers that there will be construction work south of the Adlergrund area from next Saturday. This is where the two pipe ends are located, which lead from the Lubmin landing station in the direction of the Baltic Sea. You can browse here for economy news.
The US government wants to prevent Nord Stream 2 shortly before completion. In December 2019, construction work on the Danish island of Bornholm was stopped abruptly because the two Swiss laying vessels had ceased their work under the pressure of sanctions from the USA. The US Congress had previously passed the “Law to Protect Europe’s Energy Security” with bipartisan support. US President Donald Trump, who will have to vacate the White House in January after his election defeat, put the law into effect despite sharp criticism from Germany and Russia. Future US President Joe Biden is also an opponent of the pipeline.
The USA fear that their European partners are too dependent on Russia – and want to increasingly supply Europe with gas from their own production, which is largely obtained with the help of the controversial fracking technology. Washington is supported by Eastern European countries such as Poland and the Baltic countries. In future, 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas will be pumped from Russia to Germany every year through the two pipelines of Nord Stream 2, each around 1200 kilometers long. The pipeline, which costs around 9.5 billion euros, is 94 percent complete.