The U.S. State Department recalled the sanctions for participation in the construction of the pipeline “Nord Stream-2”. This was reported by a representative of the department.
According to him, the State Department has already informed the companies about additional sanctions, as well as the risk of sanctions for continued ties with the project. The restrictions relate to the law on ensuring energy security in Europe as part of the defense budget for the fiscal year 2021, the spokesman explained.
Earlier, Bloomberg learned that the company-operator of the pipeline “Nord Stream-2” plans to complete its construction in June this year. According to the American edition, the pipe-laying barge “Fortuna” should finish work in Danish waters at the end of May and then go to Germany.
Before that, Nord Stream 2 AG has confirmed the terms for resuming the construction of Nord Stream-2. The pipe-laying work, including preparations and testing, will begin on January 15.
The laying of Nord Stream 2 was supposed to be completed at the end of 2019 but was postponed after the project was abandoned by the Swiss ship Allseas. This happened after the U.S. imposed sanctions on the construction participants.