FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor OIaf Scholz stands next to a gas turbine meant to be transported to the compressor station of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in Russia during his visit to Siemens Energy's site in Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany, August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay//File Photo

According to the group, the turbine for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline serviced by Siemens Energy has not yet been delivered to Russia. “The discussions with the Russian customer are ongoing,” said Energy boss Christian Bruch on Monday when presenting his company’s quarterly figures. “The turbine is still in Germany. There is still discussion as to whether it can be shipped.”

He also emphasized that the maintenance of the turbines at the Nord Stream 1 compressor station could in principle continue – if desired. This is separate from the current withdrawal from business in Russia because of the war of aggression against Ukraine. In principle, the service cycle goes until 2024. However, it is dependent on the customer reporting and saying that something should be done.

Regarding the dispute over the turbine and the possible financial consequences, Bruch said that he saw no contractual risks. You can clearly show “that we have done everything so that we can deliver”.