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Nord Stream will stop pumping gas to Germany for 3 days

Gazprom, Russia’s largest energy company, announced this Friday (19) that it will stop sending gas to Germany for three days from 31 of August, to carry out maintenance of the only pumping facility in operation.

“On 31 of August of 2022, the Trent 60, the only operational pumping equipment, will be shut down for three days to carry out technical services and routine maintenance work,” the company said on the Telegram messaging platform. .

According to Gazprom, “the set of works according to the current service contract will be carried out in partnership with specialists from the Siemens company”.

“According to with Siemens company documentation, it is necessary to carry out the technical maintenance of the equipment every 1.000 hours, which includes the review of the chassis to detect cracks, deformations, stains of burn”, as well as the inspection of other equipment systems, informed the e Russian company.

Once maintenance work is completed, gas pumping will be restored to the pre-stop level of 33 million cubic meters per day.

Gazprom had already announced in 27 July that it would cut gas pumping to one-fifth of the pipeline’s capacity, a decision Germany said was part of of a “strategy of war”.

Russia has been gradually reducing pumping through the Nord Stream citing technical problems and the need to repair Siemens turbines that are part of the pipeline.

At the same time, Moscow says the situation could be resolved with the start of operations of Nord Stream 2.

This pipeline never came into operation because Germany froze its certification in 22 in February, the day after Russia recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Lugansk and Donetsk, and two days before the country began its military offensive. in Ukraine.

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