Siemens asks the Network to send songs for the «lonely» turbine of Nord Stream 1, and Gazprom proposes a

Published: 19 Aug 2022 12:05 GMT

The Russian gas giant proposed adding the song ‘Breaking The Law’ (‘Violando La Ley’, in Spanish) by the band Judas Priest to the playlist.

The Siemens Energy company has proposed to Twitter users to create a music playlist dedicated to the turbine of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, blocked in the company’s factory in Germany.

Our famous turbine is still not where it should be. It’s standing around lonely at our site in Mülheim. Let’s do the poor thing in favor and create a @Spotify playlist. What should be included? We’ll start with «So Lonely» by the @ThePoliceBand … what are your suggestions?

— Siemens Energy (@Siemens_Energy) August 17, 2022

«Our famous turbine is still not where it should be. It stands alone at our Mülheim site. Let’s do the poor thing a favor and create a Spotify playlist,» the company wrote on its Twitter account.

Siemens proposed starting the list with the song ‘So Lonely’ (‘Tan Solo’, in Spanish) by the British rock group The Police.

For its part, the Russian gas giant Gazprom, which has repeatedly claimed that the turbine was blocked due to breach of an existing contract, responded to Siemens’ tweet and proposed adding the song to the list. ‘Breaking The Law’ (‘Violando La Ley’, in Spanish) of the band Judas Priest.

The turbine in question was sent for maintenance to the Canadian city of Montreal, but was blocked due to sanctions against the Russian oil and gas industry. When the machinery was finally shipped back from Canada, it was once again blocked in transit through Germany.

Recently, the Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, stated that Gazprom wants to take back its turbine from Nord Stream 1, but needs documentation. The Russian company hopes to obtain legal confirmations to ensure that the equipment, made by Siemens, is not affected by the sanctions regime, he detailed.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that the technological difficulties affecting Russian gas supplies are caused by Western sanctions. Thus, Peskov stated that it is impossible to fully increase gas supplies through Nord Stream 1 because adequate technological service is not guaranteed.