Russia apparently relied on the Russian “maybe” believing that they would not have time to take US sanctions, and the Nord Stream-2 pipe would be laid by foreign ships.
But the sanctions came in, and Allseas had already stopped work and pulled out all of its ships. Gazprom stated that there was a plan for this case, according to which the remaining part would be completed by their pipe-laying barge Fortuna, which had been driven to the German port of Mukran in advance, and was waiting in the wings. And now this hour has come, but it turns out that this vessel does not have the right to work in Danish waters!
The fact is that “Fortuna” has a 12-point positioning system on board, but according to Danish laws, the vessel must also have a dynamic positioning system (environmental requirements), but “Fortune” did not have such a system and is now needed in a short time install such a system on a barge and register. Of course, this will take time.
Russia also has the Akademik Chersky pipe-laying machine, which has a dynamic system, but it is currently located in the port of Nakhodka and can only reach the place of work in 1.5-2 months.
As a result, Russia was preparing for US sanctions, but for some reason not everything was provided for, toli is disorder on the ground, toli really was the hope that Allseas would have time to complete the pipeline.
The Allseas vessel laid a gas pipeline 5 kilometers a day and had only 50 kilometers to go (that is, about 10 days before completion). The Fortuna vessel is capable of laying only 1 kilometer a day, that is, it will need another month and a half from the moment of laying the rest of the pipeline. When the ship begins to work is not known.