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Scholz accused Russia of delays in transporting a gas turbine from Germany | News from Germany about Germany | DW

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz inspected a gas turbine for the Nord Stream gas pipeline, which has undergone maintenance in Canada and has been in Germany since mid-July. On Wednesday, August 3, he visited the Siemens Energy plant in Mülheim an der Ruhr, where it is located. Scholz said that there are no technical reasons for reducing Russian gas supplies to Germany, and everything that Moscow puts forward as a justification for these measures cannot be explained by facts.

He accused the Russian side of delaying the return of the gas turbine to Russia. The part can be transported to Russia at any time, since the EU has not adopted sanctions on Russian gas and there are no grounds forbidding the transportation of the turbine, the head of the German government emphasized. Scholz said Germany should prepare for further supply problems Russian gaseven if the turbine is transported to Russia.

“All that is needed is an application for the transportation of the turbine to the Russian Federation”

In turn, the head Siemens Energy Christian Bruch pointed out that one turbine is currently operating at the Nord Stream compressor station, five are needed for 100 percent loading. At the same time, only a corresponding application is needed to transport a turbine located in Germany to the Russian Federation. Russian “Gazprom”he said and also noted the absence of technical reasons for reducing gas supplies.

In June “Gazprom” sharply reduced the flow of gas through the Nord Stream pipeline. The Russian company explained this by the untimely return of the Siemens gas turbine after repairs in Canada. And from July 11 to July 21, both strings of the gas pipeline were stopped due to planned maintenance. At the end of July Gazprom reduced supplies gas for SP-1 up to 20 percent.

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