Dutch ship rushes to build Nord Stream-2

Flintstone ship from the Netherlands will take part in the construction of Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

According to the latest information, the ship is now in the North Sea and is heading south towards the town of Portsmouth in the UK. It should arrive there by Friday, April 3rd.

The Flintstone, which was built in 2011, will be carrying crushed stone to fill the underwater pipeline trench.

It is noted that the list of ships for technical work on the gas pipeline includes four more Dutch ships and one ship from Cyprus.

“Nord Stream 2 is coming.
We would like to remind you that the Nord Stream-2 project envisages construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters a year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany.

“Nord Stream 2 AG, of which the Russian Gazprom is the sole shareholder, is building Nord Stream 2. The project is 50 percent funded by the British Dutch Royal Shell, Austrian OMV, French Engie and German Uniper and Wintershall.

For a long time, the US has been opposing the construction of Nord Stream 2 on the pretext that the new gas pipeline will allegedly increase the dependence of European energy on Russia. At the same time, US President Donald Trump calls American LNG the best way to counteract Russia’s influence on European energy.