Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of “Nord stream-2,” will resume construction of the gas pipeline in December.

“We plan to resume pipe-laying operations using an anchor-positioned vessel in the German exclusive economic zone this year. We will name the specific vessel that will be used later,” the company said.

One of the vessels that can complete the construction of the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline is the anchored barge Fortuna of the MRTS Company. The second candidate-the pipe-laying ship “Akademik Chersky” with a dynamic positioning system-went to sea on November 26 after a month’s stay in the German port of Mukran and set a course for Kaliningrad.

The pipeline is actively opposed by the United States, which promotes its liquefied gas to Europe.

In October, Washington expanded sanctions against “Nord stream-2,” extending them to companies that provide services to ships engaged in laying the pipeline.

In mid-November, the German government again declared that extraterritorial sanctions against the project were unacceptable. Berlin added that it would coordinate further actions with European partners, the European Commission, and companies involved in constructing the gas pipeline.