Company Siemens EnergyThe manufacturer of the turbine allegedly damaged the gas pipe Nord Stream 1It was confirmed this Friday that the version issued by Russian company Gazprom “does not constitute a technical reason to stop operations” on the infrastructure..
The Russian gas company explained in a statement that an oil leak had been detected in the only active turbine carried out in recent days, and that if it is not repaired, no more gas can be pumped in.
However, according to Siemens Energy, “These types of leaks generally do not affect turbine operation and can be repaired on site without manufacturer intervention. This is a regular practice”, the company alleged in a statement sent to the news agency Europa Press. He also pointed out that this kind of incident does not lead to “shutdown of operations”.
“Regardless of this, we have already pointed out on several occasions that the Portovaya compression station has other turbines for Nord Stream 1 to work on.Siemens Energy said.
Russian state-owned conglomerate Gazprom announced this Friday Complete cessation of gas transportation through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline -The key to getting gas to the heart of Europe- Due to oil spillage Found during maintenance of the only compressor station still in operation.
“Gas transportation through the Nord Stream gas pipeline will be completely stopped until the equipment malfunction is eliminated”Gazprom reported on its Telegram account.
Advertising is running A day earlier the Russian gas company was to resume supplying fuel to Europe via a gas pipeline – which is already operating at only 20% of its capacity – After completing three days of maintenance work on a compressor station turbine.
According to the gas company, representatives of Siemens are responsible Turbine Maintenance Nord Stream’s fault checked. At the same time, Russia’s Federal Service for Technical Supervision (Rostejnadzor) warned The detected problem does not guarantee the safe operation of the turbine.
“In this sense, it is necessary to take appropriate measures Stop operations of the Trent 60 turbine In connection with the serious violations detected,” the note said.
According to Gazprom, this has been the case in the past Oil spill found in three other turbines.
At the same time, Complete elimination of oil leakage in these devices is “only possible” in a specialized workshop. Adds the Russian Federation citing Siemens.
This week, Gazprom President Alexey Miller said that it is now impossible to repair the Nord Stream turbines at a specialized factory because of Western sanctions.
“Siemens currently has no capacity to provide regular reviews of our turbines.. “Siemens has nowhere to do this work,” Miller told Russian public television.
(With information from Europa Press)
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