Siemens Energy says it will get pipeline turbine to Russia as soon as possible

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FILE PHOTO: Pipes at the landfall facilities of the 'Nord Stream 1' gas pipline in Lubmin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Siemens said Canada's decision to allow a turbine to be sent from its repair shop in Canada to Germany was a necessary first step towards returning it to the Russian pipeline it operates, and that it was aiming to get it there as soon as possible.

"The political export decision is a necessary and important first step for the delivery of the turbine. Currently, our experts are working intensively on all further formal approvals and logistics," Siemens Energy said in a statement.

"Among other things, this involves legally required export and import control procedures. Our goal is to transport the turbine to its place of operation as quickly as possible," it added.

(Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff, writing by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Alex Richardson)