Canada will reportedly send the equipment back after July 14
Canada plans to return a repaired Nord Stream 1 gas turbine to the pipeline operator after July 14, according to unnamed sources close to the matter cited by Russian business daily Kommersant.
The Siemens Energy equipment was transported to the country for scheduled maintenance, and is reportedly still undergoing tests in Montreal.
Last month, the Gazprom-affiliated Nord Stream pipeline operator was forced to reduce gas flow through the pipeline to 40% of capacity. The step was taken due to reported operational risks after the equipment, built in Canada by the German firm, was sent to Montreal for repairs. But it was blocked from being returned on time because of Canada’s anti-Russia sanctions.
Last week, Moscow said gas supplies to Europe would be increased if the turbine was returned.