Russia needs confirmation of no sanctions on N Stream turbine
BERLIN, Aug 11 (PRIME) – The delivery of a turbine used on the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream to Germany fails to comply with the terms of the contract, and Russia needs confirmation that this and other turbines requiring maintenance are not subject to sanctions, the embassy in Berlin said in a statement on Thursday.
"Concerning the turbine repaired in Canada and located in Mulheim, its delivery to Germany does not comply with the contract terms. Russia needs official confirmation that this and all other turbines that need repairs and maintenance will not be targeted by E.U., Canada and U.K.'s (turbine supplier) sanctions," the embassy said.
Russian gas giant Gazprom is waiting for the confirmation documents in order to accept the turbine and sent other ones for maintenance, the officials said.
Gazprom cut pumping via Nord Stream to 20% of capacity, or no more than 33 million cubic meters per day in July because it suspended another Siemens turbine at the Portovaya compressor station at a time when the first had not been returned from repairs. Gazprom and Siemens accused each other of failing to issue correct documents for the return.