STOCKHOLM, 7 November. /Corr. Irina Dergacheva/. The gas supply was temporarily suspended on Friday on one of the sections of the second string of the gas pipeline “Nord stream” in connection with the discovery in the Baltic sea near the abandoned pipe robot for demining. As reported in the Saturday correspondent. the representative of Nord Stream (Nord stream) Lars Grönstedt, the supply of the blue fuel will be resumed in a few days.
“Gas supply through this route will be resumed in a few days. The first line is in normal mode. The gas supply is not affected”, – he noted.
During a routine inspection of the Nord Stream near the section of pipeline was discovered unexploded robot with remote control (single ROV – remote operated vehiсle), which are used in the clearance of munitions on the seabed. In connection with the incident, the gas supply is temporarily suspended due to security reasons, and the management of Maritime navigation Sweden declared the area a security zone to 3 sea miles (about 5 km) on a plot of 120 km to the North of the island of Gotland.
“Currently, the robot poses no threat to the pipeline nor for shipping in this area. It works on the battery that has failed,” explained a company representative.
“Northern stream” (Nord Stream) laid under the Baltic sea between Russia and Germany. Deliveries are conducted in two threads open in 2011-2012. In June this year a Memorandum was signed about the construction of another two lines of the pipeline.
ABOUT NORD STREAM
“Nord stream” gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year for export of Russian gas to Europe via the Baltic sea. The project operator is a joint venture company Nord Stream AG (Gazprom – 51%, Wintershall and E. ON Global Commodities – by 15,5%, Gasunie and GDF SUEZ – 9 per cent). First string of Nord stream was commissioned in 2011, second in 2012. In 2014, via the “Nord stream” came to Europe 36.5 billion cubic meters of gas.