Nord Stream, Gazprom’s main gas supply route to Europe, has been shut down for scheduled maintenance from 11 to 21 July. It includes testing of mechanical components and automation systems, the operator of the highway Nord Stream AG reported. At the same time, since mid-June, gas supplies through the Nord Stream have been carried out in a limited mode – at the level of 40% of the throughput capacity. Gazprom explained this by delays in the repair of German Siemens turbines, which were used at the Portovaya compressor station to supply gas to the pipeline. The turbines were sent to Canada, which initially wanted to detain them as part of the sanctions.
The current situation has given rise to fears in Europe that after the completion of the maintenance of the Nord Stream, Gazprom will not resume deliveries along the main line at all.
Later, information appeared that Canada sent a Siemens turbine for Nord Stream to Germany last Sunday, July 17, it is being transported by plane, it should be in Russia by July 24.