Moscow, January 26 - Neftegaz.RU. The Russian pipe-laying ship Fortuna, owned by the Russian company KVT-RUS, begun preparatory works at the site in Danish waters, the Nord Stream 2 spokesman said.
The spokesman for the development company noted:
- The laybarge Fortuna has started works in the construction corridor in the Danish EEZ, ahead of the resumption of the Nord Stream 2 construction,
- All works are performed in line with relevant permits.
According to Gazprom, 94 % of the pipeline has been completed.
On January 15, Danish authorities cleared Nord Stream to resume construction.
Work on the project resumed in German waters in December 2020 after being suspended for nearly a year because of the threat of US sanctions.
The project, designed to boost Russian gas supplies to Europe, has long been targeted by authorities US, which wants to sell its own sea-borne LNG to the European market and cut the region's reliance on energy supplies from Russia.
The project is supported by Germany, Austria and several other EU Member States.