The Dutch ship Flintstone was included in the list of vessels for technical work on the construction of the “Nord stream — 2” gas pipeline, according to the government order.
The vessel was built in 2011; it will carry crushed stone for filling the underwater trench of the gas pipeline.
According to the portal Vesselfinder, the ship is now in the North Sea and is moving south towards the city of Portsmouth in the UK, where it should arrive on Friday.
So far, there are four Dutch and one Cypriot vessels on the list of vessels to fill the gas pipeline with stone.
The “Nord stream- 2” project involves the construction of two lines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic sea to Germany.
It is being built by Nord Stream 2 AG, whose sole shareholder is Gazprom. European partners-British-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell, Austrian OMV, French Engine and German Juniper and Wintershall-together Finance the project by 50 percent.
The United States, which promotes its liquefied natural gas in the EU, as well as Ukraine and some European countries actively oppose Nord stream 2. The States in December imposed sanctions against the project, requiring the companies to lead the lying to immediately stop construction. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of work.