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v1 euronews | Scholz 'calls Putin's bluff' over turbine at centre of gas dispute with Russia
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz inspected a mechanical turbine at the centre of a natural gas dispute and declared on Wednesday that "there are no problems" with the part besides information from Russia's state-controlled gas company.
The turbine is now stored at a Siemens Energy facility in Germany's western city of Mülheim an der Ruhr.
"There is nothing standing in the way of its transport on to Russia -- other than that the Russian recipients have to say that they want to have the turbine, and give the necessary information for the customs transport to Russia," the chancellor continued. "All other permits are there -- that goes for the permit from Germany, the permit from the European Union, from the United Kingdom, from Canada. There are no problems."
v2 volDemORT | Turbine manufacturer explains Russian gas supply shortfall
Only one turbine is currently operational at the facility, Siemens Energy CEO Christian Bruch said on Wednesday, while five turbines are needed for the natural gas pipeline to pump at 100% capacity. Bruch's comments come after the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited a Siemens Energy site in north-western Germany, where the firm is keeping a turbine that was due to be returned to Russia after repairs in Canada.

"It is in our best interest, with support from the German government, to return this turbine to Russia," Bruch said.

Reuters | Nord Stream gas row deepens as Gazprom airs new complaints on turbine, 29 July
customer complaint: "the serial numbers of three other engines"
by Cat on Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 at 07:20:40 PM EST
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Chicago Today | Siemens asks the Network to send songs for the «lonely» turbine of Nord Stream 1, and Gazprom proposes a "music playlist dedicated to The Turbine of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, blocked in the company's factory in Germany."
by Cat on Fri Aug 19th, 2022 at 04:17:57 PM EST
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Siemens Germany joins Mossad and NSA to send sabotaged Siemens control-system SCADA to the Mullah Republic of Iran ... susceptible to the Israeli designed Stuxnet malware virus.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 19th, 2022 at 05:16:29 PM EST
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See how "Siemens asks the Network" becomes "Gazprom proposes"? Who is to know whether the twitterati "ratio-ed" Siemans or Gazprom or that Gazprom contributed one song to Siemens' playlist, when Siemens deleted its twitter thread and G7 "de-platformed" KREMLIN-LINKED broadcasters?

VOLdemoRT got-jokes? memorial:

Siemens Energy has offered to create a playlist on the Spotify streaming platform for the Nord Stream gas turbine, which is stuck in Germany with international sanctions preventing its return to Russia.

"Our famous turbine is still not where it should be. It stands alone on our site in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Let's do the poor thing a favor and create a Spotify playlist," the company tweeted on Wednesday, proposing to start with the song 'So Lonely' by The Police.
Russia's Gazprom has also joined in, advising Siemens to include the track 'Breaking the Law' by Judas Priest.

also-ran replies to @Siemens_Energy
• The Clash, 'Should I Stay or Go?'
• Queen, 'I want to break free'
• T.Rex, 'Life's a Gas'
• Limahl, 'Never Ending Story'
• Depeche Mode, 'Tired of Being Alone', 'Enjoy the Silence'
by Cat on Sat Aug 20th, 2022 at 04:46:02 PM EST
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Interfax | Canada to return five remaining Nord Stream turbines to Germany, 24 Aug
Canada intends to return the remaining five turbines for the Nord Stream to Germany, which are being repaired in Montreal, said Foreign Minister Melanie Joly.

"We have made such a decision. This is exactly what Germany asked us to do, " she told the Canadian CBC television channel.

Joly also noted that, according to Ottawa, Russia "should reconsider its refusal as soon as possible" to take the Siemens turbine already transferred to Germany for installation on the Nord Stream gas pipeline. In turn, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told the TV channel that Berlin will continue to work with Canada to ensure the return of the remaining five turbines.

by Cat on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 10:27:32 PM EST
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