The Akademik Chersky pipelayer returned to the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This is evidenced by data of the Marine Traffic vessel tracking portal.
Prior to this, the ship had been standing near Kaliningrad for almost a month. In early December, the pipelayer spent several days off the Danish island of Bornholm, then returned to Russia – “Akademik Chersky” set up on a raid near the Curonian Spit in the Kaliningrad region.
At the end of December, experts indicated the approximate deadline for completing the construction of the Nord Stream project -2 “. As suggested by the expert Financial University under the Government Igor Yushkov , the pipe-laying vessel” Fortuna “will complete the section in the German water area in December 2020, then the pipe-layer” Akademik “will join the construction Chersky “, which will lay pipes in the Danish water area.
Initially, Nord Stream 2 was planned to be completed and commissioned at the end of 2019. However, construction stalled last December after the US threatened to sanction the pipelayer owners.