The Russian gas supply is again interrupted by the Nord Stream 1 turbine: from August 31, there will be no more gas flow for three days, the Russian energy company Gazprom announced on Friday evening. Maintenance work is stated as the reason.
From August 31 to September 2, gas flow in Nord Steam 1 will be interrupted because during this period the only operational gas compression unit Trent 60 must be shut down “for maintenance and preventive maintenance,” Gazprom said. The maintenance work would be carried out together with partner company Siemens.
Gas must flow again after maintenance
Once the works are completed and there are no technical failures at the plant, gas transport will resume at 33 million cubic meters per day, equivalent to the amount of gas currently flowing through the pipeline in the Baltic Sea to northern Germany.
Russia had reduced the delivery quantity after a dispute over the delivery of a Siemens Energy turbine that had been serviced in Canada and is currently stored in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The Kremlin discovered delaying tactics from the West.
However, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz only recently visited the turbine to make it clear that it would be ready for use at any time.