Peskov: Sanctions hinder the repair of turbines "Nord Stream-1"

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed hope that the Siemens turbine for the operation of Nord Stream 1, which was repaired in Canada, would be urgently installed on the gas pipeline.

“Yes, there are indeed problems with the turbines,” Peskov told reporters on Tuesday. “The turbines have not yet arrived and have not yet been installed (at the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline) after repairs. They are on their way. Let’s hope this happens sooner, than later.”

The official representative of the Kremlin acknowledged the existence of problems with other turbines of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline and indicated that the Russian company Gazprom is working in this direction.

Peskov added that the sanctions and restrictions imposed on Russia hinder the maintenance of pipeline pumps, and said: “Without these restrictions, all repair and service work would be carried out as usual, without leading to the situations that we are seeing now. “

Yesterday, the Russian company Gazprom announced the cessation of operation of another Siemens turbine in Nord Stream 1 (a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea) due to repair work.

She pointed out that the volume of gas pumped through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline will be 33 million cubic meters per day, or up to 20% of the nominal capacity of the gas pipeline.

Western sanctions imposed on Russia hinder the maintenance of turbines, which negatively affects the volume of gas supplies from Russia to Europe and thus contributes to higher gas prices in European markets.

Source: TASS

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