Russia will receive turbine for Nord Stream 1
After extensive discussions, the export permit for the turbine has been issued, the Canadian government said.
The Canadian authorities have decided to send a refurbished Siemens turbine to Germany for the Russian Nord Stream gas pipeline- one. This was announced on Saturday, July 9, by the Minister of Natural Resources of Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, according to La Presse.
According to the minister, the issue of transferring the turbine was discussed with both Kyiv and Berlin. At the same time, Wilkinson notes that whatever the decision of Ottawa, one of “'s allies will be offended”.
As indicated, Canada recognizes that sanctions against Russia must be respected, but states that the measures imposed against Moscow “should not destroy the German economy”.
Thus, Wilkinson concluded, after extensive discussions with “European friends and allies”, as well as with the International Energy Agency, the export permit for the turbine was issued.
The turbine built in Canada by Siemens Energy AG, was sent to Montreal for repairs, but was stuck due to sanctions on the Russian aviation industry announced by the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canada qualified it as a dual-use item and refused to return it after repair. Allegedly due to problems with the turbine, gas supplies from Russia have already fallen by 60%, which has hampered Germany's plans to increase stocks for the winter. At the same time, Berlin fears a complete cessation of Russian gas supplies.