Sakhalin Governor announced the desire of a Danish company to lease part of one of the Kuril Islands

Danish-based Copenhagen Offshore Partners, an investor in renewable energy, is interested in hydrogen production at Shumshu, the only non-volcanic island in the Greater Kuril ridge. The mentioned island is part of the northern group of the Kuril Islands, it is separated from the Kamchatka Peninsula by the First Kuril Strait, 11 km wide, and from Paramushir Island by the Second Kuril Strait, 2 km wide, and is administratively part of the Sakhalin Region.

Governor of the Sakhalin Region Valery Limarenko said in an interview RBC about problems with logistics in the Far East, about the construction of a bridge to Sakhalin Island and Japan, about two hydrogen projects up to $ 2,5 billion and 18 billion rubles, and also touched on a number of other topics. According to him, the Danes have a desire to spend up to $ 2,5 billion on the production of "blue hydrogen" on the said Shumshu island using wind energy, using their Technology.

They want to produce 1,5 GW, 120 thousand tons of hydrogen. They ask to rent the island of Shumshu, because the wind is better there [for the construction of the generation]

- said the head of the region.

He stressed that Shumshu is a primordially Russian territory, so there are no obstacles to the implementation of this energy project and building long-term economic relationships. At the same time, the Danes are going to sell the produced hydrogen to Japan. The project is promising, but it is too early to say whether it will be implemented.

It should be noted that we are not talking about the whole island of Shumshu, but only about its part. This important detail was confirmed by the press secretary of the head of the region Svetlana Litvinova.

But in no case is it about renting an entire island for this. The issue of using only part of the land for the implementation of the project is being considered. The creation of a museum is also planned on Shumshu.

- she explained.

Litvinova added that there is still little specifics, since it is necessary to carry out a number of measures related to the possibility of using land, studying these wind characteristics and the required volumes of water, as well as other parameters. Thus, for a start, it is required to carry out exploration work.

Note that at the beginning of the 90st century, there is no permanent local population on Shumshu, but there is a border post and a lighthouse there. Previously, there were settlements on the island: Baikovo, Shutovo, Shumny, Babushkino, Kurbatovo, Kozyrevsk. Near Baikovo there is an abandoned former Japanese military airfield, where planes flew from Elizovo (Kamchatka Territory) back in the XNUMXs of the XX century. There are many fortifications left on the island: pillboxes, bunkers, trenches, anti-tank ditches, storage facilities left by the Japanese during the Second World War.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 4 December 2021 11: 48
    Under the guise of "hydrogen production", through shell Western companies,

    not washing, so by rolling,

    the Japanese and their American masters will explore the Kuril Islands in parts (besides, this is for sure, "saturating" the coastal depths with their military sensors for monitoring the underwater situation, and it will be more convenient for them to "look after" - prepare "surprises in case wars ", because the rhetoric of" common people "is more and more militaristic, and Denmark is one of the founders of NATO -" let the goat into the garden ... " NATO allies ?!)! request
    Moreover, neither in the USSR nor in the present-day Russian Federation did anyone seriously deal with these islands and their bowels, the coastal shelf, that is. there is still no real idea of ​​the true potential and value of these islands, as well as a promising concept of their use in the state interests of the Russian Federation and Russian citizens (and NOT "Danish", Japanese and others!)!
    So, "playing for rent with outsiders" on the basis of only superficial (literally! fool ) evaluations is a "blind game" (from the category of "playing the fool")!
    IMHO, of course, how could I, with my "snout", be in the "Kalash row" of such "state minds" as this governor, who "dreams on a large scale" about the development of "giant construction projects" and independently, "at the local level" , unable to act for the development of the territory entrusted to him ..?!
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 December 2021 12: 14
      These territories will continue to be abandoned, uncultivated landfills. Neighboring territories of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan differ sharply. As well as Finnish territories, especially forests, from neighboring forests, territories in Karelia, in the Leningrad region, in the Murmansk region. the authorities could not use the discussed territories, and the modern authorities, all the more, cannot.
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 4 December 2021 12: 24
        hi And in such cases of "temporary lease" or "disputed territories", on the contrary, capitalists in the foreign countries DO NOT chew snot and, under the guise of "lengthy negotiations", try to scoop up everything they can get to the maximum! winked
        And then also superficial "reclamation of the area" is done, qualitatively "covering up the tracks"! smile
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 December 2021 14: 21
          At present, no one is massively cultivating either the Far Eastern hectare, Sakhalin, or the Kuril Islands, and even the traces of the battles of 1945 are not removed.
  2. mark1 Offline mark1
    mark1 4 December 2021 11: 52
    And so that the Danes in Greenland do not produce hydrogen with the help of wind, I think there is no less of it there.
  3. was-witek Offline was-witek
    was-witek (Victor) 4 December 2021 11: 57
    and the waste (blades) 50 meters where they will be taken out ???
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 4 December 2021 12: 15
      Quote: was-witek
      and the waste (blades) 50 meters where they will be taken out ???

      Most likely, they will be drowning in the sea nearby, "reducing the cost of producing green energy" ?! request
      1. Marat. Offline Marat.
        Marat. (Marat.) 4 December 2021 14: 45
        They won't sink, epoxy won't sink
        1. beeper Offline beeper
          beeper 4 December 2021 15: 41
          Quote: Marat.
          They won't sink, epoxy won't sink

          NS! Didn't think about it at all! repeat
          Then, sell it to the aborigines or the local construction office that equips the islands for fences - cool snow fences will turn out along the roads, small pens for subsidiary farming or even some kind of light buildings, pavilions can be bungled from them (although, in the same place, typhoons happen, they will blow everything to damn it, if it's not good to strengthen ?!). winked
  4. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 4 December 2021 22: 24
    Then little by little there will be a bunch of Japanese people - and all - write letters.
  5. kartalovkolya Offline kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 5 December 2021 07: 09
    It looks like this is another attempt to test the reaction of the people to the sale of Russian lands! Is this governor either crazy, or worse, stupidly fulfilling someone else's will ?!
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 5 December 2021 14: 06
    Sakhalin Governor announced the desire of a Danish company to lease part of one of the Kuril Islands

    - Ha ... - The Sakhalin governor will take and let the Danish company into the Kuril Island ... - And then the Sakhalin governor will borrow from the Danish company a whole bunch (a whole chest) of Danish crowns (and the Danish crown today looks very, very "robust") ...
    - Well, and then ... - all of a sudden it turns out that ... that ... that the Sakhalin governor has nothing to repay the debt with (and then there is interest ... - also "the meter went off") ...
    - Well, and the Danish company - why bother with Russia ... - She (this company) will take and sell to Japan all these "Russian debts" in a fivefold (or even tenfold) amount ... will acquire ...
    - Well, and ... then ... - and so on ... and so on ...
    - Well, a joke ... of course ... - of course ... - But in every joke ........