Siemens Energy handed over Canadian documentation to Gazprom so that turbines for Nord Stream 1 could be transported, report Reuters referencing the Russian newspaper Kommersant.
Following a 10-day maintenance shutdown, Nord Stream 1 resumed pumping gas on Thursday, but at only 40% of its capacity.
On Friday, Gazprom reported it still had not received documentation from Siemens Energy confirming an exemption from European Union and Canadian sanctions for a key turbine to be returned to Nord Stream’s Portovaya compressor station. For repairs, the turbine was sent to Canada.
Siemens Energy and Gazprom may exchange the necessary documents in the next few days to deliver the turbine.
As several units are due to be repaired at the Portovaya compressor station, the delivery of the turbine may not result in an increase in gas supplies via Nord Stream 1.
In June, Gazprom cut flow from Nord Stream 1, saying it could not get the turbine back. Germany, on the other hand, has stated that the turbine in question was only to be used in September.