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Chronicles of the stream: April theses of "Fortune" and "Academician Chersky"

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Source: vg-saveliev.livejournal.com


Environmentalists, birds and princes


April 2021 of The month began with a positive news for builders. After the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency - BSH confirmed the results of its previous expertise, the German regulator dismissed environmentalists' objections to the construction of Nord Stream 2.

BSH examination data showed that the laying of pipes on the Baltic seabed in German waters in Germany does not threaten marine life. BSH has confirmed that environmental inspections and environmental impact assessments under the environmental law have been carried out in full compliance with the strictest green regulations.

As it is known, ecologists are particularly concerned about the possible consequences for the bird sanctuary in the Pomorskiy Gulf - Pommersche Bucht-Rönnebank. Also of concern was the potential harm to the marine ecosystem during pipe-laying by an anchored vessel until the end of May.

The information published by BSH indicates that the site for future construction will only affect the periphery of the reserve, which is not of great importance for restless bird species. At the same time, the agency recalled that the gas pipeline is being built near an area with intensive shipping, where the appearance of restless birds is rare.


Source: gazprom.com

April 1-4. The OPEC Monitoring Committee proposed to move to a gradual recovery in oil production. By July 2021, up to 2 million barrels per day of oil may return to the market, production of which was planned to be restored in January.

The extremely negative pandemic situation in India and Japan was not taken into account. Saudi Arabia also plans to restore production of 2021 million barrels per day of oil by July 1, which it voluntarily stopped in addition to the OPEC + agreement.

The market reaction was positive, as the decisions of OPEC and the Saudi sheikhs were considered a sign of market stabilization.

The oil market reacted equally positively to the unblocking of the Suez Canal. Soon after they managed to float the container ship Ever Given, the jams from the ships cleared up, although the financial losses would amount to at least $ 1 billion.

Submariners and provocateurs


End of March - first half of April 2021 Polish ships and planes staged a series of provocations in the Nord Stream 2 construction zone. There was a real threat of damage to the anchor positioning system of the Fortuna pipe-laying barge and the gas pipeline itself.


28 March 2021 city An unidentified submarine surfaced to the surface in the Fortuna security zone, less than 1 mile from the pipe-laying zone.

29 March 2021 city dangerous maneuvers around Fortuna were carried out by the Polish Navy ship with tactical number 823. The support ship Rescuer Karev had to follow a parallel course with the Polish ship to protect Fortuna.
At the same time, the number of flights of foreign aircraft, including the Polish anti-submarine PZL-Mielec М-28В1 Rbi, at a low altitude above the Russian pipe-laying aircraft fleet... Russian searchlights repeatedly spotted fishing vessels changing course without radio contact.

1 April 2021 city It has been officially announced that the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is 95% complete.

2 April French Secretary of State C. Bon told the media that France has concerns about the Nord Stream 2 construction project. According to the diplomat, French President Emmanuel Macron “a year ago announced his caution regarding the Nord Stream 2 project, as it creates dependence on Russia.

The official also admitted that France and Germany initially have different positions on the gas pipeline, but the countries are holding discussions to bring them closer together. It is noteworthy that more 25 March 2021 year French MEP Matilda Androuet (Identity and Democracy faction) called on the European Commission to oppose US sanctions on Nord Stream 2, thereby protecting the economic interests of the European Union.

4 April the laying of pipes at the bottom of the Baltic Sea was again suspended due to the storm. The crane-assembly pipe-laying vessel (KMTUS) "Akademik Chersky", without starting work, went 30 km north of the point of resumption of the construction of the first string of the gas pipeline.

TUB Fortuna suspended work and waited for the weather to improve in order to continue construction of the second line in the Danish EEZ.

April 5-11. By the end of the week, oil prices fell by three percent. This was a belated but full-scale reaction to the decisions of OPEC + and Saudi Arabia to restore oil production.

The negative trend was not prevented by the positive EIA forecast of more active growth in oil demand, as well as the expectations of the IMF and new incidents in the Suez Canal.

April 6-8. TUB Fortuna resumed construction of the second string of Nord Stream 2 after a stormy pause. KMTUS "Akademik Chersky" continued preparations for laying the first string.

At a critical milestone



Photo: Eric Haynes

14 April 2021 city US President Joseph Biden, after the introduction of the toughest sanctions against the Russian authorities since 2018, said that the American authorities are still thinking about new sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but they consider this issue to be difficult.

According to the American president, the difficult issue of Nord Stream 2 affects our allies in Europe. He recalled that “he opposed Nord Stream 2 from the very beginning, but this issue is still“ in play ”.

16 April. TUB Fortuna has almost completed preparations for laying one of the most difficult sections of the second string in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Denmark at the intersection with the existing Nord Stream gas pipeline.

At the same time, KMTUS "Akademik Chersky" has reached the point from which it has to start completing the first string. This position is indicated as the "starting point" in the Danish Maritime Agency (DMA) notification to mariners about the construction of Nord Stream 2.

Specialized network resources reported that during the previous week and a half, Fortuna TUB was confidently and practically without pauses along the route of the second line. The work was suspended only 15 April due to another storm.

It was also reported that if the weather is favorable, "Fortuna" will reach the point of intersection of the two "Nord Streams". The crossing (see map) became necessary as Denmark did not approve the original Nord Stream 2 route, which runs north of Nord Stream through Danish waters, but an alternative route to the EEZ, south of the Nord Stream route.

Chronicles of the stream: April theses of "Fortune" and "Academician Chersky"

27 April. The ministers of the OPEC + countries confirmed the earlier decision on a gradual increase in production in order to reach the parameters of the agreement on quotas, planned for January, by the end of July.

Return of "Chersky"


27 April. KMTUS "Akademik Chersky" has again started construction of the main gas pipeline "Nord Stream-2". Nevertheless, experts warn that it is too early to expect the acceleration of work - TUB "Fortuna" has not yet started construction of one of the most technically complex offshore sections at the intersection with the existing international gas pipeline "Nord Stream".

The fleet for completing the construction of Nord Stream 2 in seven days has significantly increased due to three vessels at once - the multifunctional rescue vessel Bakhtemir, the tugboat Kapitan Beklemishev and the support vessel Sivuch.

Here is what the head of the Marine Rescue Service A. Khaustov said in April:

“Our tasks are multi-vector: from the protection of the pipeline laying area to work with remotely controlled unmanned underwater vehicles (ROV).
These powerful 80-meter support vessels will indeed be able to protect pipe-laying vessels from provocations of the Polish Navy. "

29 April 2021 city A detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet returned from a long voyage to the port of Baltiysk at the entrance to the Kaliningrad Bay.


Source: mil.ru

For more than five months a detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet, including the Stoyky corvette (pictured), the Kola tanker, the Yakov Grebelsky tugboat and the PM-82 floating workshop, was on a long voyage.

During the cruise, the Stoyky corvette and the Kola tanker visited the Indian Ocean, where they took part in international maneuvers. "Steady" took part in anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defense maneuvers, as well as in anti-piracy exercises.

In the Gulf of Suez, the dry-cargo ship Ark Royal flying the flag of Barbados made a bulk on the Kola, but there were no serious consequences, although due to the grounded container ship Ever Given, the detachment was unable to continue its journey.

When entering Sudan 28 April Al Arabiya TV reported that the Sudanese authorities have frozen the 25-year agreement with Russia on the establishment of a naval base in the country. The message had to be denied by the Russian Embassy in Sudan.

The ships of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy also scared away Polish fishing vessels south of Fr. Bornholm and made the Royal Danish Navy tense up. This did not affect the status of construction work on the Nord Stream-2 MGP.

In the Baltic Sea, where a detachment of Russian ships entered 27 April, the Russian squad was expected to meet with NATO ships - the corvette of the FRG Navy F 260 "Braunschweig" and the Danish patrol ship "Najaden" (P523).

К early May 2021 TUB Fortuna returned to construction of Nord Stream 2 in the Danish EEZ south of Bornholm Island. KMTUS "Akademik Chersky" continued construction of its own gas pipeline.
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  1. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 14 May 2021 15: 12
    +2
    By early May 2021, TUB Fortuna returned to the construction of Nord Stream 2 in the Danish EEZ south of Bornholm Island. KMTUS Akademik Chersky continued construction of its own gas pipeline.

    Today is the middle of May, did the author celebrate somewhere for a long time?
    Although, during these half a month at the construction site, little has changed, Fortuna has advanced half a kilometer, God forbid, and Chersky walked three kilometers.
    1. Finches
      Finches 14 May 2021 15: 20
      -3
      When articles about "Nord Stream - 2" are published, somewhere a little boy begins to feel very sad, wiping his snot with a chew-cloudy rag, and across the ocean, with redoubled zeal, one old mara sticks hemorrhoidal candles into himself ... grandfather! laughing
      1. lis-ik
        lis-ik 14 May 2021 17: 38
        +9
        Quote: Finches
        When articles about "Nord Stream - 2" are published, somewhere a little boy begins to feel very sad, wiping his snot with a chew-cloudy rag, and across the ocean, with redoubled zeal, one old mara sticks hemorrhoidal candles into himself ... grandfather! laughing

        Yah. In my opinion, this show is SP-2, as endless and vulgar as Dom-2.
      2. Akuzenka
        Akuzenka 14 May 2021 22: 52
        0
        "These are their thin devils bermuda water in the pond" (C)
      3. 210ox
        210ox 15 May 2021 11: 12
        +1
        But this should be seen ONLY AFTER THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ENTIRE pipeline. And commissioning.
    2. bk316
      bk316 14 May 2021 15: 37
      +5
      Fortune has advanced, God forbid, half a kilometer,

      More than two
    3. svp67
      svp67 14 May 2021 16: 06
      +4
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      Although, during these half a month at the construction site, little has changed, Fortuna has advanced half a kilometer, God forbid, and Chersky walked three kilometers.

      "Fortuna" passed through one of the "threads" of the SP-1 and now they are evaluating the result of this passage.
      And "Chersky" little by little increases the pace, yesterday already more than 500 meters per day ...
      And the most interesting thing is that "peaceful German fishermen" are now "guarded" by our pipelayers. wink
      1. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 14 May 2021 16: 24
        -5
        Quote: svp67
        The most interesting thing is that peaceful German fishermen are now "guarding" our pipelayers

        Yes, fishermen, what's the difference for what reason to go to sea.
        They were chartered, and they are guarding. Everything will be included in the price of the pipe. The profitability of the event is getting smaller and smaller.
        1. NEOZ
          NEOZ 14 May 2021 17: 10
          +4
          Quote: Jacket in stock
          The profitability of the event is getting smaller and smaller.

          the profitability of GTS404 is generally negative ...
          1. Clear
            Clear 14 May 2021 18: 50
            +2
            Quote: NEOZ
            Quote: Jacket in stock
            The profitability of the event is getting smaller and smaller.

            the profitability of GTS404 is generally negative ...

            However, Kiev should prepare for an even greater deterioration in conditions. ... The volume that will be pumped through the Ukrainian gas transportation system, starting in 2021, is on the verge of recoupment and with it there are already risks of difficulties with gas supply to Ukrainian consumers. “The minimum is about 40 billion cubic meters. in terms of payback.
            1. Brturin
              Brturin 14 May 2021 20: 59
              +1
              Quote: Clear
              However, Kiev should prepare for an even greater deterioration in conditions. ...

              So now they want hydrogen - the Regional Gas Company (RGC) has initiated the creation of a consortium of 7 scientific institutes to conduct hydrogen research in Ukraine ... At the Gas Institute, scientists will study how gas stoves, heating boilers, water heaters, gas convectors will behave, if a gas-hydrogen mixture is supplied to standard burners. https://neftegaz.ru/news/Alternative-energy/679759-na-ukraine-sozdadut-konsortsium-dlya-issledovaniya-vodorodnoy-problematiki/
              or decided to experiment on them ...
              the question is how much it will cost if their Ukrenergo and Energoatom are unprofitable - the most unprofitable last year were Ukrenergo (UAH 27,5 billion, or almost $ 1 billion), Naftogaz Ukrainy (UAH 19 billion, or $ 676 million), " Ukrzaliznytsia "(12 billion hryvnias, or $ 429 million), Energoatom (4,8 billion hryvnias, or more than $ 171 million), as well as the Odessa Port Plant (1,2 billion hryvnias, or $ 43 million). https://tass.ru/ekonomika/11354835
              1. Akuzenka
                Akuzenka 14 May 2021 22: 56
                +4
                At the Gas Institute, scientists will study how gas stoves, heating boilers, water heaters, gas convectors will behave if a gas-hydrogen mixture is supplied to standard burners.
                They will behave beautifully - there will be many unplanned fireworks! Every Soviet schoolchild, even a little interested in chemistry, remembers how a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen behaves! And mix methane (propane) with hydrogen! What good fellows! Glad for them!
      2. Akuzenka
        Akuzenka 14 May 2021 22: 53
        0
        And the most interesting thing is that "peaceful German fishermen" are now "guarded" by our pipelayers.
        Really interesting. The Germans will not spoil the Poles. They will drown and say that they violated environmental standards - they smoked a lot!
    4. Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 15 May 2021 00: 45
      +1
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      little has changed

      firstly, fortune has already safely crossed the old gas pipeline and moved to an easier section .. due to favorable weather, construction has accelerated .... The established weather allows Russian pipe-laying vessels to actively build the Nord Stream-2 gas trunkline (MGP) in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) Denmark south of about. Bornholm.
      Pipe-laying barge (TUB) Fortuna did not slow down and take another pause for preparation, having completed the construction of the section where the 2nd line of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline crosses the existing Nord Stream gas pipeline.
      Crane-erection pipe-laying vessel (KMTUS) Academician Chersky is confidently continuing the construction of the 1st line of the Nord Stream-2 MGP in the Danish EEZ. Taking advantage of the good weather (the wind speed in the area south of Bornholm is 13 knots - 4 on the Beaufort scale), Chersky is cheerfully building the 1st line of the IHL in the Danish EEZ.
      In less than 1 day, the pipelayer covered 447 m along the MGP route, having laid 3,834 km of LDP since the construction resumed on April 27, 2021.
      Judging by the tracks of the accompanying vessels, work is proceeding steadily ...... TUB Fortuna on May 14, 2021, fully completed the construction of the most difficult section of the 2nd line of the Nord Stream-2 IHP in the Danish EEZ - crossing both lines of the Nord Stream IHP:
      May 13 in the evening - through the first of the threads;
      in the morning of May 14 - crossed another line of the gas pipeline and moved on.
      Before the exit to the final section of the 2nd line of the Nord Stream-2 international gas pipeline in the EEZ of Denmark, Fortune is 1,5 km away, and only 9,124 km to the border of the EEZs of Denmark and Germany.
      Moreover, the upcoming section is quite simple - with relatively shallow depths (a little over 100 m) and without a sharp drop.
      If the weather is favorable, the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline may be completed by the end of May 2021.
      In German waters, it remains to build another 13,9 km of the gas pipeline from the border with Denmark to the shallow-water section, built in December 2020 https://neftegaz.ru/news/Suda-i-sudostroenie/680187-fortuna-peresekla-severnyy-potok -khroniki-mgp-severnyy-potok-2-za-14-maya-2021-g /
      1. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 15 May 2021 05: 03
        0
        Quote: vladimir1155
        firstly, fortune has already safely crossed the old gas pipeline and moved to an easier section

        Well, how bae ...
        At the time of the publication of the article, Fortuna had not crossed anything yet and was standing above the first pipe SP1, respectively, its "tail", i.e. a pipe at the bottom, hanging east of the intersection.
        And so yes, the builders finally gave birth, and a month and a half has not passed. HOORAY!
  2. credo
    credo 14 May 2021 15: 14
    +2
    It would be interesting to see if at least someone among domestic environmental organizations dared to object to the construction of a gas pipeline from Norway by the Poles along the bottom of the Baltic.
    What would be the response of the coastal countries to these objections, because the Polish pipe will also run over the SP-2.
  3. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 14 May 2021 15: 14
    +3
    And to the pipeline to the heap for some reason about the long voyage of our corvette?
    How is he sideways?
    1. Brturin
      Brturin 14 May 2021 20: 47
      0
      You can ask the captain why they chose this route ... fishermen or ...
      A detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet is returning from a long voyage. The Stoyky corvette, the Kola tanker, the Yakov Grebelsky tugboat and the PM-82 floating workshop entered the Baltic Sea last night. In the Fehmarn Belt in the western part of the Baltic Sea, the Danish patrol ship Najaden (P523) took a Russian detachment to escort ... However, in the construction area of ​​Nord Stream 2, which is being driven by the Fortuna barge, Russian ships broke away from the patrol. A protective zone of one and a half mile was established around the pipelayer, and the detachment made a detour to the south - through the German economic zone. The Danish patrol, in turn, was forced to bypass the construction from the north.
      The ship Najaden caught up with the Russian corvette only four hours later - south of the island of Bornholm. After that, he stopped escorting altogether, as a new protection zone of the Nord Stream 2 began - to the southeast of Bornholm there is the Akademik Chersky pipelayer
      https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2021/04/28/iz-za-severnogo-potoka-2-patruli-danii-igrayut-v-dogonyalki-s-rossiyskim-flotom
      Who is who and who is from whom ...
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 14 May 2021 15: 20
    +1
    Chronicles of the stream: April theses of "Fortune" and "Academician Chersky"
    So it's a chronicle of torment / throwing .... well, there are a lot of "players" in that "game" and it is impossible to say that everything depends on ours.
  5. xomaNN
    xomaNN 14 May 2021 16: 03
    +3
    The ships of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy also scared away Polish fishing vessels south of Fr. Bornholm and made the Royal Danish Navy tense up.


    This is for an adult laughing
    Would you like to know the mileage of pipes laid in the spring? Should it be 15 km in a month?
    1. xomaNN
      xomaNN 14 May 2021 20: 29
      0
      found the answer to my own question
      "Fortune" ... In the previous 96 days, she laid about 40 kilometers. In German waters, the barge will have to lay another 13,9 kilometers of Nord Stream 2 within a month to complete work on line B.
      The Akademik Chersky pipelayer, which started line A of Nord Stream 2 at the end of April, laid about 4 kilometers of the gas pipeline. In Danish waters he has to lay another 65 kilometers, and in German - 16,5 kilometers.
  6. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 14 May 2021 16: 14
    +2
    Disappointed with the review. The first two were not bad, and then they got worse and worse. It is clear that there is some kind of strange trampling in one place, but is it possible to write something worthwhile?

    I look at the map every day and see almost the same thing!
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 14 May 2021 16: 28
    0
    Our cause is right, not to interfere with the left. This is what the pilots say. And we will finish building the stream, we have nothing left to do and expect indescribable joy from our enemies.
  8. Chersky
    Chersky 14 May 2021 16: 34
    -1
    Quote: Vladimir Mashkov

    I look at the map every day and see almost the same thing!

    So maybe it was intended. Less thundering, less barking. And we work quietly.
    As it is gritting, do not wake up smartly, while, (obscenely), sleeps quietly.
  9. north 2
    north 2 14 May 2021 18: 45
    +2
    these are not theses, but a chronicle of events. The theses should have matured, and it was not necessary to proclaim them in language (it would be better to proclaim them shamanic about the board according to the latest technologies of our own pipelayers built), long ago. And even earlier it was necessary to understand that a large-scale increase in Russia's natural gas exports to Europe would be America's nightmare and it would do everything to prevent this. And that means, before starting a project, relying on other people's pipelayers and even pipes from foreign suppliers, Russia had enough time and was obliged to build from the beginning its own modern pipelayers for the seas in Europe, so that there was no need for "Academician Chersky" when America performed what the devil determined to do, to drive from the Far East to the Baltic. It took almost a year to rework, distill, adjust, etc. And the factories for pipes were supposed to be only Russian, and not only in order to give work to both people and factories.
    Otherwise, it turns out that the Tsars created an Empire with untold wealth and left it as a legacy to the communists. The Communists saved the Empire and this wealth was exploited and exported wisely and also left everything as a legacy to the Democrats. And those are only able to use the inheritance of the Tsars and the Communists, having not created or built anything of their own in the changed world in this area.
    This is the same as to declare theses on how much riches the USSR left for the democrats of Russia. He has been stealing for thirty years, but they still could not plunder the entire inheritance of the USSR. Strength is not enough. Also, "Academician Chersky", for example, remained. And thank God, otherwise the democrats did not build their new pipelayers, although they boast that theirs Russia is rich in gas, which must be exported through the seas by pipes.
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 15 May 2021 04: 56
      -1
      Quote: north 2
      He has been stealing for thirty years, but they still could not plunder the entire inheritance of the USSR. Strength is not enough. Also, "Academician Chersky", for example, remained. And thank God, otherwise the democrats did not build their new pipelayers.

      Very funny.


      ... The pipe-laying vessel Akademik Chersky (formerly Jascon 18) IMO: 8770261, was laid down in 2011 at the Kwong-Soon shipyard in Singapore.
      The customer is the Nigerian Sea Trucks Group Limited (STG).
      The Jascon 18 is a multipurpose construction support vessel.
      In March 2015, the project was bought by Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy (MRTS), which rebuilt the vessel for pipe-laying work.
      The crane-assembly pipe-laying vessel (KMTUS) received a new name - "Akademik Chersky".
      Presumably, the purchase of Chersky was financed by Gazprombank: in 2014, it issued a loan to MRTS for $ 1 billion under the guarantee of Gazprom.
      It is possible that KMTUS was acquired to reduce the risks of building offshore gas pipelines under US sanctions.
      Since May 2015, KMTUS Academician Chersky has been under the operational management of Gazprom Fleet.
  10. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 14 May 2021 20: 36
    +2
    that these European green db completely forgot about the ships and ships from the ovs sunk by the British in the Baltic Sea 1945-1946