The Akademik Chersky pipelayer capable of completing “Nord Stream-2” is approaching the Baltic Sea, according to data from the Vesselfinder portal.
The vessel is now located in the area of Denmark, and the location of the pipe-laying ship is indicated as a find.
“Akademik Chersky” left Nakhodka in February, after which it repeatedly changed course.
It was reported that the construction of the “Nord Stream-2” is expected to be completed at the end of 2020 – the first quarter of 2021.
The “Nord stream-2” project involves laying two strands of the gas pipeline from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. It is implemented by Nord Stream 2 AG with the sole shareholder ‒ Gazprom.
The pipeline was supposed to be completed by the end of last year, but in December, US President Donald Trump signed the defense budget for 2020, which included sanctions against “Nord stream-2” and Turkish stream.