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Russia begins deepwater laying of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline

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Deepwater pipe laying for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will begin next week. TO flotilla vessels pulling a gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea will join the largest pipe-laying vessel Pioneering Spirit on Monday. This was reported by the operator company Nord Stream 2 AG.


Russia begins deepwater laying of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline


According to the announcement, with the arrival of the ship Pioneering Spirit, the stage of laying the deepwater section of the gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Finland will begin. The vessel is currently going to one of the ports of Denmark, where it will spend several days for mobilization work, after which it will proceed to the Baltic Sea and join the vessels already leading the construction of the gas pipeline. Previously, the ship Pioneering Spirit, owned by the Swiss company Allseas, was engaged in laying pipes of the Turkish Stream.

Currently, the laying of the Nord Stream-2 is also carried out by two vessels owned by the Swiss company. One works in shallow water in Germany, the second - in the waters of Finland. At the beginning of November this year, 300 km of the gas pipeline were laid. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2019.

Earlier it was reported that the US Congress voted to oppose the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

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  1. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 12 December 2018 12: 54
    +13
    Nord Stream 2 will strengthen our economic and political positions. All the same, Europe groans, bends under the United States, but is slowly working together with Russia .... well, the Ukrainians - more firewood (just a pity for ordinary people, and ukromraz will hardly freeze).
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 12 December 2018 12: 58
      +1
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Nord Stream 2 will strengthen our economic and political positions. All the same, Europe groans, bends under the United States, but is slowly working together with Russia .... well, the Ukrainians - more firewood (just a pity for ordinary people, and ukromraz will hardly freeze).

      Strengthen .. if Poroshenko does not unleash a war in the Donbass, and if it does, maybe another scenario .. a lot of money wasted without SP2 ..
      1. Machito
        Machito 12 December 2018 13: 03
        +13
        Not for that the Germans went to the Maidan with cookies to bury the SP-2. Maidan brought benefits primarily to Germany.
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 12 December 2018 13: 06
          0
          Quote: Bearded
          Not for that the Germans went to the Maidan with cookies to bury the SP-2. Maidan brought benefits primarily to Germany.

          Now the Maidan brought Germany a headache .. of course they were counting on benefits, but they miscalculated .. however, as always .. Either the ice strength was not appreciated, then frosts .. in general the Germans in their repertoire .. But the likelihood that the United States in this times they sell and will not allow SP2 to realize is very high ..
          1. Machito
            Machito 12 December 2018 13: 38
            +2
            Maidan is contagious.
            Now Germany is more concerned about the French Maidan: as if in protestant mass protests did not creep. The Germans have accumulated their questions for the Fuhrerin Merkel. It may also flare up and spread. Then the whole of Europe flares up to please Trump.
            1. hrych
              hrych 12 December 2018 14: 59
              +6
              Quote: Bearded
              Then the whole of Europe flares up to please Trump.

              Well, Macron did nothing to counter American influence, unless he supported the idea of ​​a European army. And these riots will soon lead to its creation. Because NATO is a global military bloc, and here are intra-European problems. SP-2 is essentially the culmination of the Great Gas War. And it is clear that the gas transportation system of Ukraine, especially in the event of a war, will stop gas transit. How else? And because of a drop in gas production in the EU itself, there is nothing to replace it, and SP-2, even while maintaining the transit transit, is simply necessary to replace the drop. LNG is expensive, but again, the Russian Federation can supply it at dumping prices in order to drive competitors, including the United States. So after all, the construction of SP-2 is already underway, and the recent squeak of Israel and others about a competitive pipe, all this is only in the virtual, and SP-2 is already a reality. Yes, of course they can suspend it, but American heads will roll in Afghanistan and Syria. The Russian Federation will exit the sanctions regime with Iran and North Korea, supply them with advanced systems, but simply enter Ukraine and spread the banderlogs, SP-2 binds our hands more. As an option, Ukro GTS can be captured physically. Are they ready for this? Are the Poles and gadgets ready to lay down their heads for trade interests? They were unable to fight for WWII for their homeland ...
              1. Machito
                Machito 12 December 2018 15: 41
                +4
                Events are clearly accelerating: elections in Ukraine, Maidan in France, Streams, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. The US is in a hurry to regain elusive hegemony.
              2. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky 12 December 2018 16: 25
                +3
                Quote: hrych
                As an option, Ukro GTS can be captured physically. Are they ready for this?

                What for? It can be turned into scrap metal without crossing the border of Urkaina, with all the ensuing problems for Poland and the Baltic.
                Quote: hrych
                LNG is expensive, but again, the Russian Federation can supply it at dumping prices in order to drive competitors, including the United States.
                We will not be able to dump, because the sale of LNG to an intermediary does not guarantee that the intermediary will not set its price for gas for the final consumer, which will be equal to the price that has developed on the gas market. We do not transport so many with our gas carriers in the framework of the global volume. It turns out that we will give the lion's share of our profits to an intermediary.
                Quote: hrych
                And it is clear that the gas transportation system of Ukraine, especially in the event of a war, will stop gas transit. How else?

                It will stop only if it is initiated by Russia. Urkaina herself will never refuse to transit, because this deprives her of 2 billion dollars a year, so she squeals at all angles so that the United States and Europe would help her to force Russia to pump gas and pay money forcibly.
                Quote: hrych
                SP-2 is essentially the culmination of the Great Gas War. And because of a drop in gas production in the EU itself, there is nothing to replace it ....
                Absolutely right! It is also true that Europe is not eager to change the benevolent dependence on Russia, tested over decades, for a harsh US energy dictatorship.
      2. 210ox
        210ox 12 December 2018 13: 07
        +7
        The next couple of months will show. Yes, war is very necessary for Poroshenko. He thinks that the West will fit in for him ... So the haberdasher thought. Now he smokes bamboo.
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 12 December 2018 13: 21
          -2
          Quote: 210ox
          The next couple of months will show. Yes, war is very necessary for Poroshenko. He thinks that the West will fit in for him ... So the haberdasher thought. Now he smokes bamboo.

          If we imagine that Poroshenko will declare war on LDNR and assume that this time we really will go to war and demolish this fascist rabble, then in this case, Poroshenko and the USA will win again, because they will throw off this suitcase without pens in the form of Ukraine, as well as they will definitely not allow SP2 to be realized .. the USA turns out to be a plus again .. They start selling Qatar LNG and earn money, gas costs Europe more, which weakens Europe, but increases US influence .. And if we don’t come, then Putin will suffer even greater reputation losses in Russia, although he has nothing to lose, and we’ll definitely get an American base in Ukraine and in 10 80% of Ukraine’s population will hate Russia and eventually they will be charged with us for war ... Here again, what Putin will choose, tactics or strategy .. From a strategic point of view, it is still more important for us to have a friendly neighbor, with 40 ml. population ..
          1. igorbrsv
            igorbrsv 12 December 2018 13: 28
            +6
            On the other hand, cn-2 may not be needed then
            1. Piramidon
              Piramidon 12 December 2018 13: 55
              +5
              Quote: igorbrsv
              On the other hand, cn-2 may not be needed then

              You’ll need it anyway. There, in the reconstruction and repair of ukroGTS, you need to invest so much dough that enough for two northern flows. And then, who knows what the Sumerians will wander into their heads tomorrow. Again maidan stir up. And gas transit through the joint venture will be much cheaper.
          2. Machito
            Machito 12 December 2018 13: 42
            +4
            The situation resembles the situation in front of the WWII. The United States is beneficial for all of Europe to flare up with Maidan and separatist conflicts except Britain.
          3. Stas157
            Stas157 12 December 2018 14: 20
            +7
            Quote: Svarog
            If you imagine that Poroshenko will declare war on LDNR

            The all-knowing and all-seeing Wasserman argues that the likelihood of war in the Donbass is higher than ever! He has some pretty weighty arguments. Preparations are in full swing. And this is the only opportunity for Poroshenko to remain in power, and for the United States to leave him. Watch from 7:20
      3. vkl.47
        vkl.47 12 December 2018 13: 07
        +1
        Until the end of construction, he’ll have to climb off his skin to prevent it. And that means he will go to the bank. So next year we expect a massive attack on the Donbass with all the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There is no need for an excuse. It’s just possible to come up. For example, the Russians attacked and we reflect aggression. and no one will understand. There will be sanctions against companies that are building as well as countries. Without waiting for an investigation. The old scheme. Boeing has not fallen and blamed Russia.
      4. Ural resident
        Ural resident 12 December 2018 14: 19
        0
        Quote: Svarog
        Quote: Alexey-74
        Nord Stream 2 will strengthen our economic and political positions. All the same, Europe groans, bends under the United States, but is slowly working together with Russia .... well, the Ukrainians - more firewood (just a pity for ordinary people, and ukromraz will hardly freeze).

        Strengthen .. if Poroshenko does not unleash a war in the Donbass, and if it does, maybe another scenario .. a lot of money wasted without SP2 ..

        Here it depends on our power. There is another option - to supply gas through Novorossia directly to Europe.
      5. Konstantin Shevchenko
        Konstantin Shevchenko 12 December 2018 14: 58
        0
        Will Europe Unleash War Without Gas?
      6. Sarmat Sanych
        Sarmat Sanych 12 December 2018 15: 12
        +3
        SP-2 and TP-2 are resolved issues, nobody can prevent them THEORETICALLY, and Turkish Stream-1 has already been built. I will say more (because I myself work with SoyuzNefteGaz) - now they are discussing with mighty German partners SP-3 worth 55 billion cubic meters. I think they will start designing it soon. Everything is logical, Russia is the global energy leader of the planet, starting with gas and ending with nuclear energy.
        1. Machito
          Machito 12 December 2018 15: 46
          +2
          Cold War 2.0 is turning into a battle for gas. The US wants to breathe in its shale gas. Qatar left OPEC to focus on gas. SP-2 - for Germany. Turkey is the most important gas hub. Ukraine. The power of Siberia. The problems of Turkmenistan. Even Israel has become active around the Leviathan.
        2. iaroslav.mudryi
          iaroslav.mudryi 12 December 2018 16: 39
          +2
          Quote: Sarmat Sanych
          ..... now in full swing with German partners are discussing JV-3 on 55 billion cubic meters.

          I agree with you, Sarmat Sanych (Sergey), and I have to repeatedly use figures to show doubters that their gas production in Europe is declining, and Russian gas imports are increasing:
          1) The needs of the whole of Europe 550 billion cubic meters. m per year. (data for 2017 year)

          2) Europe extracts 250 billion cubic meters for itself m. gas per year. (45%). Europe will not be able to increase its gas production, their deposits are depleted, there are no new ones, therefore, its production will be reduced.

          3) In 2017, Gazprom delivered 194 billion cubic meters to Europe. m. (35%). Gazprom's supplies to Europe grow by 8% annually and will continue to grow.

          4) The rest of the gas comes from Algeria, Qatar, Nigeria. about (20%)

          5) "October 26, 2018
          European buyers of Russian gas sent to Gazprom application for the supply of additional 50 billion cubic meters. m per year in excess of existing contracts, said Elena Burmistrova, CEO of Gazprom Export, at the Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona. "
          http://новости-мира.ru-an.info/новости/европа-просит-у-газпрома-увеличить-поставку-газа-ещё-на-50-млрд-кубов-в-год/


          6)
          According to the consensus forecast, Europe’s demand for additional gas imports in comparison with the 2015 year will be: about 113 billion cubic meters m in 2025 year и 150 billion cubic meters m in the year 2035.

          слайд 6 http://www.gazprom.ru/f/posts/80/754957/presentation-press-conf-2016-05-31-ru.pdf

          7) TANAP will export 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Shah Deniz field on the Caspian shelf, including 6 billion to Turkey, and 10 billion - to Europe.

          8) The eastern Mediterranean (Israel, Cyprus and Egypt), according to the most favorable estimates of experts, in 5 years they will probably (not yet a fact) be able to export - about 27 billion cube m / year.

          So where is Europe to take additional gas 100-150 billion cubic meters. m per year? The answer is obvious - in Russia.
          About American LNG, it is better not to stutter, from the word in general - in just two years (2016 / 17), LNG imports from the USA to Europe amounted to 2,8 billion cubic meters. This is 0,28% !!!!! from all imported gas by Europe for 2 of the year.
          https://www.rubaltic.ru/article/ekonomika-i-biznes/18082018-ssha-udvoili-postavki-szhizhennogo-gaza-v-evropu-rubaltic-ru-razobralsya-v-chem-podvokh/
          1. Sarmat Sanych
            Sarmat Sanych 12 December 2018 16: 49
            +2
            Absolutely vr! More about Omerican LNG, I’ll add something:
            Swiss Vitol, the world's largest oil and gas trader, signed a 15-year contract with the main LNG exporter Cheniere Energy in September this year and will supply 700 thousand tons per year to the EU. 700 thousand tons of LNG is 1 billion cubic meters. Gazprom, I recall, delivers 200 billion cubic meters to Europe. And the main US exporter signed a contract for 1 (ONE) billion. But the funny thing is that a lot of people still believe that Amer.Gas is competing with Russia for Europe and therefore the Americans want to block SP-2laughing. Since 2016, when the United States began to export LNG, less than 30 cargo went to the EU. At the same time, 370 tankers, most of them to Asia, left Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass terminal.
            1. Brturin
              Brturin 12 December 2018 17: 48
              +2
              Quote: Sarmat Sanych
              And the main US exporter signed a contract for 1 (ONE) billion ... Starting in 2016, when the US began to export LNG, less than 30 cargo went to the EU.

              Yes, and in the LNG market in Europe, the United States, even with such small volumes, apparently does not feel confident. As recently as yesterday, the State Department was worried about transshipment in Norwegian waters from ice tankers to conventional LNG from Yamal - they say it undermines Europe’s efforts to diversify supplies. Norway has stated that it is not yet “concerned” with the “side to side” transshipment, but ... I hope that, as promised, in the mid-20s they will build Baltic LNG for 13 million tons. Merkel promised to support the new LNG terminal with money from the budget ... I wonder what kind of LNG there will be more Russian or American. Wait, see ... and probably hear new tirades from the USA, but now about Russian LNG
              1. iaroslav.mudryi
                iaroslav.mudryi 12 December 2018 19: 53
                +1
                Sarmat Sanych (Sergey) and BrTurin (Boris), and in addition to the above, a cherry on the cake, about LNG.
                Yesterday, Dmitry Medvedev launched the third phase of the Yamal LNG plant:
                “With the launch of all the lines of the Yamal LNG plant, Russia's share in the global LNG market will increase by 2,5 times and reach about 10%”

                In total, Yamal LNG consists of three lines, each with a capacity of 5,5 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year. Investments in the project amounted to $ 27 billion. The majority shareholder is NOVATEK, which has 50,1% of the shares. French Total and Chinese CNPC each have 20% of the shares, and 9,9% are owned by Silk Road Fund (China).
                Thus, now the plant has reached full design capacity - 16,5 million tons of LNG annually. To produce this quantity, NOVATEK divisions will have to produce in Yamal per year at least 23 billion cubic meters natural gas.

                1 billion US LNG against 23 billion Russian LNG !!! laughing laughing laughing
                source: https://regnum.ru/news/2535524.html
    2. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
      Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 12 December 2018 12: 59
      +9
      This project cannot be underestimated, no matter how many different “smart experts” say otherwise. However, these experts have recently shut up due to the complete absence of arguments. The route is the shortest; the construction cost is essentially the price of a three-year transit fee in Ukraine; the state of the Ukrainian GTS is deplorable; GPS on highways is remembered even from early Brezhnev and is completely ineffective, etc., etc. In general, the gas transportation system of Ukraine is suitable for a complete technological death (without any policy), alternative routes are objectively needed. And burying money in the Ukrainian Field of miracles ... no thanks. Svidomo experts remained of course. Alas, world medicine has not yet learned how to treat it.
    3. SSR
      SSR 12 December 2018 13: 01
      +1
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Nord Stream 2 will strengthen our economic and political positions.

      So for the "Europeans" themselves, this is a kind of guarantee that Russia does not need a war with them, and as a guarantor, it is a pipe in their special zone.
      gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Finland.

      And the Danes are deliberately risking or under pressure from the United States.
      The question is rather rhetorical.
    4. dorz
      dorz 12 December 2018 13: 05
      0
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Nord Stream 2 will strengthen our economic and political positions

      The volume of supplies via the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is 55 billion cubic meters. m., if at a price of $ 230 per cubic meter it turns out $ 12,6 billion a year, money is not superfluous.
      1. Roman070280
        Roman070280 12 December 2018 14: 00
        +3
        Nefig count other people's money ..))
    5. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 12 December 2018 13: 09
      +2
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Nord Stream 2 will strengthen our economic and political positions. All the same, Europe groans, bends under the USA, but slowly works together with Russia ...

      As political, Russia's position in the eyes of the liberal West is very unstable. The openly declared Russophobia blocks the voices of pragmatists about peaceful coexistence and trade with Russia. Conducts to all Washington. Hence the Kerch incident, which is clearly not finished. It seems that the military operations of the Armed Forces to break through the border with Russia from Mariupol will be coordinated, coupled with the aggravation at the Kerch bridge.
      The entire operation should be completed before the completion of the SP-2 laying, in order to bury this project under the sanctions of the USA and enlightened Europe.
      The growth of European industry requires a third phase of the joint venture. But here Americans aim with their LNG.
    6. Vend
      Vend 12 December 2018 13: 25
      +1
      The completion of construction is scheduled for the end of the 2019 year.
      So for another whole year they will rinse the brain.
  2. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 12 December 2018 12: 57
    +1
    The vessel is currently sailing to one of Denmark's ports ...

    As if some sort of sabotage didn’t happen ... Interrupting even a little bit, or even ending SP-2 is the dream of some ...
  3. prior
    prior 12 December 2018 13: 00
    +4
    The closer to the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the higher the gas prices in Ukraine.
    And they could directly buy.
    Even the Jews have ceased to understand that they are trying to get hahly ...
  4. BAI
    BAI 12 December 2018 13: 00
    0
    Earlier it was reported that the US Congress voted to oppose the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.


    There is a great risk that they will start to win back, as in Bulgaria.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 12 December 2018 13: 05
      0
      Quote: BAI
      There is a great risk that they will start to win back, as in Bulgaria.

      Figs knows him ... In Bulgaria, how much money did they spend before refusing? And then what are the losses, who will cover them? Is Gazprom alone (read, Russia)?
    2. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 12 December 2018 15: 14
      +1
      There is no RISK COMPLETELY, this ordinary imitation of nothing decisive.
  5. dinis
    dinis 12 December 2018 13: 15
    +1
    Did Denmark solve the problem?
    1. IGOR GORDEEV
      IGOR GORDEEV 12 December 2018 13: 24
      -3
      Quote: dinis
      Did Denmark solve the problem?

      I would ask in a different way: what did the United States solve the problem?
      1. iaroslav.mudryi
        iaroslav.mudryi 12 December 2018 15: 18
        +1
        Quote: IGOR GORDEEV
        I would ask in a different way: what did the United States solve the problem?

        With the USA, let us recall a similar story with the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline, built by the USSR in 1983.
        This gas pipeline was built with much more aggressive US opposition with the introduction of real sanctions by Ronald Reagan and much more significant than are hypothetically discussed now - Moscow Narodny Bank Limited (now VTB) blocked international operations and banned the export of technology for this gas pipeline. The historical parallels are even stronger when you consider that the gas pipeline was also built during the acute political crisis and Poland was on the verge of a civil war. However, Germany’s similar geopolitical interests in controlling energy flows led Germany to provide financing for this gas pipeline, provided technology, ignored the damage to the liberal democratic forces in Poland for the construction of the gas pipeline, and ultimately suppressed the US’s unfavorable US policy in Europe despite the myths of puppetry German government

        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Северный_поток_—_2
        http://svpressa.ru/politic/article/147998/
    2. Zubr
      Zubr 12 December 2018 13: 58
      +1
      There is a plan B, bypassing Denmark. And then they will weld a tap for a fee.
    3. iaroslav.mudryi
      iaroslav.mudryi 12 December 2018 15: 09
      +2
      Quote: dinis
      Did Denmark solve the problem?

      Now in Denmark the discussion of the second alternative route SP2 to bypass the Danish island of Bornholm from the north is ending:

      Consultation answers in Denmark are due today 12.12.18, and before 19.12.18 in the Baltic countries. But the main thing is that Denmark cannot prevent SP2 from layingQuote from the document:
      The northwest route (bypassing the island from the north) is located beyond the territorial sea on
      continental shelf. This means that the coastal state (Denmark) does not have full
      sovereignty beyond the territorial sea, but is subject to the UN Convention on
      Law of the sea and what coastal state (Denmark) cannot interfere with construction
      pipelines on the continental shelf and that other countries have the right to build pipelines in this area
      .

      Original document:

      https://ens.dk/sites/ens.dk/files/OlieGas/short_summary_from_info_meeting_ns2_bornholm_14_nov_2018.pdf
    4. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 12 December 2018 15: 15
      +1
      There are no problems with Denmark, they will bypass, a rise in price of less than half a percentsmile.
  6. stalki
    stalki 12 December 2018 13: 42
    +1
    Sometimes a thought creeps in, of course it would be better just a fantasy left. Let’s put our entire branch, and then they will be told well, sorry guys sanctions, we have nothing to do with it and the pipe will lie and wait for a new owner. If we don’t give FSUs by tinsel.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 12 December 2018 13: 51
    +1
    Yeah, here you can’t delay time. By the way, how about the Baltic with storms or absent as a phenomenon? Winter is coming, the worst thing.
    1. iaroslav.mudryi
      iaroslav.mudryi 12 December 2018 14: 49
      +1
      Quote: Ros 56
      By the way, how about the Baltic with storms or absent as a phenomenon?

      There are storms in the Baltic, downtime in weather work is insignificant, you can work in winter, worked.
  8. kotik77713
    kotik77713 12 December 2018 15: 26
    0
    Everyone is happy, the process is underway, the property of Russia, etc., etc. The company is conditionally state-owned 37% of the total, the remainder is definitely not in the country. Think now how much profit to the budget? We have such a big business !!!
  9. NF68
    NF68 12 December 2018 16: 30
    0
    The horses again begin to howl in different voices. Time is ticking. Until the end of the 2019 year, it’s only 12 months.
  10. samarin1969
    samarin1969 12 December 2018 17: 28
    +1
    Enthusiasm about the prospects for earnings by corporations for the sale of Russian gas ... Just surrealism and the insanity of propaganda. am
  11. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 13 December 2018 09: 10
    0
    The question is, what does the American Congress care about a pipeline in the center of Europe?
  12. koshmarik
    koshmarik 13 December 2018 12: 02
    0
    The presence of a southern system of gas supplies to Europe (TP-2, projects through Greece to Italy and through Bulgaria, Austria and Hungary) with a Damocles sword whist over Germany. In the event that Merkel bends or lies (as anyone likes) under Trump - goodbye to the hegemony of the Germans in the EU, because Germany without a gas pipe is not afraid of anyone.
  13. Sergei75
    Sergei75 13 December 2018 21: 20
    0
    And in the village of Cheryomushki, which is near Vyazma, you can’t taxi a little? And then the Russian people need the same gas.