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“Gazprom” said that the return of the turbine for “Nord Stream” does not give sanctions and actions of Siemens – ExpertRU

The Gazprom company pointed out that the return of the gas turbine engine to the Nord Stream starting station is impossible due to the actions of Siemens in the context of anti-Russian sanctions.

“The sanctions regimes of Canada, the EU, the UK and the inconsistency of the current situation with the current contractual obligations on the part of Siemens make the delivery of the 073 engine to the Portovaya CS impossible,” Interfax quotes the company’s statement.

Earlier, Gazprom noted that the route for transporting a gas turbine engine from Canada for the pipeline was changed, and this asset was at risk of new sanctions. This happened due to the fact that the unit was transported from Canada to Russia through Germany – now the Russian company needs to receive guarantees that sanctions will not be applied not only from Canada, but also from the European Union and London.

The throughput capacity of Nord Stream reaches 167 million cubic meters. m of gas per day, but pumping is reduced due to a failure in the maintenance schedule for the equipment of the Portovaya starting compressor station, where Rolls-Royce units are installed, the gas turbine business of which was transferred to Siemens. In connection with the sanctions imposed by Canada, one turbine did not return from the repair base of Siemens Energy in the Russian Federation by the due date, meanwhile, the time has come for a major overhaul other engines. The Russian side insists that in order to transport the unit to the Russian Federation, as well as to service other engines, the highway must not only be freed from Canadian restrictions, but also receive guarantees that sanctions will not be applied from the EU and the UK.

Formerly “Expert” wrote aboutthat, according to the Chairman of the Board of Siemens Energy, Christian Bruch, the company continues to contact Gazprom on the return of the repaired turbine for Nord Stream, but unity on this issue has not been reached. Bruch noted the company’s extreme interest in returning the turbine to Russia. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who visited the production site of Siemens Energy in the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr, said that the turbine is operational and nothing from Germany opposes its transportation to the Russian Federation. According to Scholz, the Russian side must report “that it needs it” and provide customs and transport documents. The German Chancellor stressed that “there are no sanctions in the gas sector that would prohibit the use of this turbine.”

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