Sakhalin has proposed Japan’s cooperation in energy projects

Сахалин предложил Японии сотрудничество в энергопроектах

Sakhalin oblast invited Japan to cooperate in energy sphere, said the Governor of the island region Oleg Kozhemyako on the presentation of Sakhalin in Moscow the Embassy of Japan, authorities of the region.

“Sakhalin side proposes joint work in many areas. For example, in the energy sector interest initiatives for increasing the coal production on Sakhalin island, the modernization of port infrastructure and energy exports to the Asia-Pacific region”, — stated in the message.

Prospects of cooperation in the oil and gas sector guide connected with increase of hydrocarbon production on the Sakhalin shelf and the construction of new facilities for liquefied natural gas and expanding its use. “Japanese companies are holding negotiations on the development of a framework for an integrated approach to implementing gas. Talking about gasification of the energy sector of the regional economy, the use of gas for filling of vehicles, Autonomous gas supply to remote areas, as well as the organization and gas chemical facilities export-oriented”, — have informed in the Sakhalin authorities.

Kozhemyako identified several other areas for possible cooperation: cooperation in the fields of training, development of urban environment and infrastructure, waste treatment.

“We are ready to participate in Japanese business projects aimed at the diversification of the regional industry. This development of agriculture, fishing industry, food industry, building materials industry, forest industry, and tourism. We welcome any form of collaboration – from the supply of equipment and technology of investment”, — quotes the press-service of the Governor.

The trade turnover between Sakhalin and Japan last year totaled $ 6 billion. Nearly 30% of the total trade turnover between Russia and Japan. Mostly mutually beneficial cooperation of Sakhalin with Japan is established in the oil and gas sector and the fishing industry. In addition to the large companies involved in the projects “Sakhalin-1” and “Sakhalin-2” in various sectors of the economy of the region there are more than 80 Russian-Japanese joint ventures.