11.07.2022, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lubmin: Rohrsysteme und Absperrvorrichtungen in der Gasempfangsstation der Ostseepipeline Nord Stream 1 und der Übernahmestation der Ferngasleitung OPAL (Ostsee-Pipeline-Anbindungsleitung) sind vor Sonnenaufgang zu sehen. Die Ostsee-Pipeline Nord Stream 1, durch die seit 2011 russisches Erdgas nach Deutschland fließt, wird wegen planungsmäßiger Wartungsarbeiten für etwa zehn Tage abgeschaltet. Foto: Jens Büttner/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

According to a newspaper report, the turbine, which is important for the operation of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, has been repaired and delivered from Canada to Germany. She was brought to Germany by plane on Sunday, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing people familiar with the events.

If there are no problems with logistics or customs, it will take another five to seven days for the turbine to arrive in Russia. Commissioning would take another three to four days. Neither Gazprom nor the turbine manufacturer Siemens Energy were prepared to comment.

According to the newspaper report, the Russian energy company Gazprom has not confirmed that it will increase gas supplies through Nord Stream 1 again after the turbine has been reinstalled. As of June 16, the company had cut supplies through the line to 40 percent of their capacity, citing the missing turbine as the reason.

The company is now waiting for a written guarantee from Siemens, the turbine manufacturer, that “remaining machines will be safely transported and repaired”.

The turbine was originally planned to be delivered by water. The delivery by plane to Germany should significantly speed up the crossing, according to the newspaper report. It will then be transported to Russia by ferry and overland via Helsinki. The destination is in the Leningrad Region near the border town of Torfyanovka on the Finnish border.