Topic: Despite (or maybe even because of) ShitGibbon's impotent protests, Nord Stream 2 moves ahead
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A total of 1,000 kilometers of the contentious Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has now been laid in Finnish, Swedish, and German waters.

Nord Stream 2 AG, a subsidiary of Russian giant Gazprom, said on Thursday that two Allseas-owned pipelay vessels, the Solitaire and the Pioneering Spirit, were currently installing the pipeline in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone.

The pipeline operator added that some twenty vessels were being engaged in the project in the Baltic Sea, with nearly 1,300 people working on board the pipelay, pipe supply, and survey vessels.

The company reached another project milestone last week when the project’s coating and logistics contractor Wasco completed concrete weight coating of its share of the steel pipes in its plant in Kotka, Finland, where approximately 101,000 steel pipes had been coated. This corresponds to half of the pipes needed for the twin pipelines.

The pipeline system consists of two approximately 1,230-kilometers-long pipelines, each made up of some 100,000 pipe joints.
Nord Stream 2 was designed as two parallel 48-inch lines, roughly 1,200 kilometers long, each starting from south-west of St. Petersburg and ending at German coast, Greifswald.

Nord Stream 2’s natural gas pipelines will have the capacity to transport 55 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian gas a year to the EU, for at least 50 years.

In related news to the project, U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland criticized the European Commission for not putting more effort into killing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.


Exhibit A in the decline in American power and influence under Trump.  His opposition to Nord Stream II is precisely why the EU DIDN'T try harder to block it.  Nobody in the EU wants to be seen as kowtowing to a loudmouth moron who constantly insults them.

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Trump just puts on those fake displays of opposition to things such as illegal immigration and open borders to appease his supporters.
He's a 100% pro zionist pro establishment shill.

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