Siemens Confirms Impossibility of Returning Gas Turbine to Gazprom Due to Sanctions
BERLIN, 14 June – RIA Novosti. The German concern Siemens has confirmed that it will not be able to return the turbine for the Nord Stream gas pipeline after repairs in Canada due to Canadian sanctions against Russia. author Edition of the Berliner Zeitung with reference to a company representative.
The agency announced this on Tuesday. Bloomberg with reference to sources. The addressee of the publication also said that the second turbine, which is subject to maintenance, cannot be sent abroad.
“The gas turbines run the compressors necessary to increase the pressure of the gas in the pipeline. We are talking about converted aviation gas turbines that were installed in Canada and have been in operation for more than a decade.” quotes a representative of the concern.
It is now stated that for “technical reasons” repair work was carried out only at the Siemens Energy plant in Montreal, and the turbine, which could not be delivered to Russia, was located there.
The company assured that they are working on an acceptable solution to the situation that has developed on the backdrop of the sanctions.
In early June, Canada expanded its list of sanctions against Russia, adding a ban on consulting oil, gas and chemical companies. The ban covers 28 types of activities such as mining, refining products and coal production, and chemical products, including construction and transportation, computing, accounting and consulting services.
Earlier, Gazprom warned that due to the restrictions at the Portovaya compressor station, the Nord Stream pumping capacity will drop to one hundred million cubic meters per day, mainly because only three gas compressor units (GCUs) can be used at the moment, mainly due to production delays. Siemens’ work.
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