Background

event60x80The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization established by Norwegian and Russian business circles. The NRCC was established on the 20th of October 2003, with a constituting meeting taking place at the premises of Telenor ASA at Fornebu Oslo. The founders of the NRCC are Russian and Norwegian companies, hereunder leading Norwegian investors in Russia. The working language of the Chamber is English, which is used both for official correspondance and networking meetings.

Aim

The aim of the NRCC is to stimulate and improve business relations between Norwegian and Russian companies regarding import, export, shipping, business development, tourism or investment activities. In addition, the Chamber aims to enhance the understanding of each others' business culture, market developments and other socio-economic developments of importance.

Members

As of today, the Chamber has 140 members representing various sectors. It is a pleasure for us to see a growing interest from Russian companies joining the Chamber. A list of the NRCC Members can be found under "Members". The expanded list is only available for the NRCC Members.

Management

Both the NRCC Board and NRCC Administration consist of people with vast experience from Norwegian-Russian trade relations. More information can be found under "Anout NRCC Employees", "About NRCC Board" and "About NRCC Council".

Activities

The Chamber presently offers regular networking events, newsletters, seminars, courses, business delegations, as well as social, cultural and various ad-hoc arrangements. More information can be found under "Events".

Mr. Bengt Lie Hansen

BLH Energyconsulting AS, Oslo

Hansen bigMr. Bengt Lie Hansen is an independent consultant within Oil & Gas sector, a lawyer and previously held several leading positions in Norwegian Oil & Gas companies. In 2010 he joined law firm Selmer as non-equity partner. He is a former President of StatoilHydro Russia up to summer 2010. From September 2004, he was in charge of Hydro's Schtokman-project. Prior to that, Mr. Lie Hansen was in charge of Hydro's activities in the Midlands of Norway and thus as well Chairman of the Board of the Ormen Lange project. He joined Hydro in 1983, and has had several leading positions within gas, research, economy, strategy and commercial activities.
Lie Hansen holds a professor II position at the University of Nordland, Bodoe.

Mr. Johan P. Barlindhaug

Barlindhaug, Tromsoe

barlindhaug bigMr. Johan P. Barlindhaug is presently President of the Board of North Energy AS, Alta. Previously Barlindhaug founded and managed the consultancy company Barlindhaug in Tromsoe up to 2004. Mr. Barlindhaug also served as chair of the Governmental Regional Commission of Norway (Distriktskommisjon) which in 2004 brought forward proposals regarding development of a Norwegian regional policy. He has acted as advisor for various oil companies and Norwegian authorities regarding development of the Norwegian High North and is a frequent lecturer. He holds a Professor II position at the University of Nordland and has for the last three decades been an active and outspoken expert on development of bilateral business relations with the Russian Federation in the Northern areas.
On the 20th of November 2009, Mr. Barlindhaug was appointed a Commander of the Order of Saint Olav by King Harald V of Norway "for social useful activity”. It was also said that the decision regarding the award was taken by reason "of Barlindhaug’s important role in social and economic development in northern Norway”.
In 1995 Mr. Barlindhaug was made an officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Mr. Øyvind Nordsletten

Ambassador, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Oyvind NordslettenMr. Øyvind Nordsletten started working for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974. Øyvind Nordsletten has a long career as diplomat in Russia and Eastern Europe. He served at the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow from 1979 to 1982 as a diplomat of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nordsletten was Norwegian Ambassador in Ukraine from 1992 to 1996, deputy under-secretary of state in the Norwegian Office of the Prime Minister from 1998 to 1999, Norwegian Ambassador to Russia from 2000 to 2008 and to Ireland from 2008 to 2011. In 2011 he was assigned the position as the Norwegian Consul General in Murmansk, Russia. Since 2013 he holds a position in the MFA of Norway in Oslo.

In 2000 he was honored with a title of a Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. 

Ambasador Nordsletten was awarded honorary membership of the NRCC in December 2008. He has been elected as a new NRCC Council Member in June 2014. 

 

 

Mr. Thomas G. Michelet

Attorney and partner, Law Firm Selmer DA 

Michelet bigThe main practice areas of Mr Michelet are private and public domestic and cross-border M&As, joint ventures and alliances, corporate strategy, banking and finance.
Mr Michelet has advised on a number of investment projects in Russia within shipping, food, oil&gas, forestry, agriculture and media. He has since 1995 assisted IFC, as well as both the EBRD (London) and its North-West and West Regional Venture Fund on equity and loan projects.
Thomas G. Michelet is cand.jur. from the University of Oslo, and Master of Laws from the University of Aberdeen.

Mr. Bjørn Celius

Kirkenes 

celius bigMr. Bjørn Celius has been a Senior Vice President at DNB Bank for almost 40 years, mostly staying with DnB Nor Monchebank in Murmansk.
Bjørn Celius holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.

Mr. Reidar Karlsen

Consultant in Business development and Management

Karlsen1Mr Karlsen holds board positions in several Norwegian and Russian companies. Reidar Karlsen is former Executive Vice President in A-pressen ASA responsible for the company`s media activities in Russia.
Since 1996 he has established A-pressen's business in Russia including newspapers and printing houses, and was heavily involved also operationally. Reidar Karlsen was in this respect member of the Board of Directors of Russia's major daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, as well is in the national sports newspaper Sovietsky Sport and other newspapers in Russia.
Before joining the Russia team in A-pressen, he has worked within the company's national business, among others as General Director in Arbeiderbladet (now Dagsavisen). Reidar Karlsen has broad experience from business development and management from senior positions in media, energy sector, and aviation.
His basic education is military - he left the Army with the rank of Lt Colonel.
Reidar Karlsen has been a NRCC Board Member since establishment of the Chamber in 2003. In 2012 he resigned Board member position and become Chairman of the NRCC Council.

NRCC Members: please log in to NRCC website (with your user name and password) in order to access a detailed NRCC Member Companies Directory with full profiles and contact information.

Member Company 
 Head Office
 Profile in brief
Sector 
Advokat Dag Drevvatne
Hosle
Legal Counselling Legal services
AKVA Group
Bryne
Aquaculture technology/software
Aquaculure technology
Akvaplan-niva
Tromsø
Arctic environmental research, aquaculture design, management consultancy
Consulting,
research
Almax AS Oslo Trade with seafood and other products between Norway and Russia Trade
Amedia
Oslo
Media group, owning several printing houses in Russia
Media
Aqua Contractor International AS
Ski Manufacture of articles and articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials
Production 
AquaOptima AS Trondheim Manufacturing of aquaculture equipment, fish farming and operational assistance Aquaculture
Artur Larsen  Russia, Norway   Individual membership
BASS-Eurasia 
Oslo 

Independent Business Advisor, specializing in business relations between Norway and Russia/FSU. 

Consulting services
Barel AS
Kirkenes
Production of electronic equipment
Production
Barents Consult AS Kirkenes Professional programmers and designers Consulting, IT
Beiten Burkhardt in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Legal advice
Legal services
BI Norwegian Business School
Oslo
Self-owned, not-for-profit foundation with sole focus is education and research Academic institution
Borregaard AS Sarpsborg Borregaard produces advanced and environmentally friendly biochemicals and biomaterials that replace oil-based products Production
Brunvoll Volda AS Volda Marine main propulsion systems: marine gearboxes, propellers, electrical motors for main propulsion and remote control system for the fishery  Maritime
Cargo-Trans Ltd.
St. Petersburg
Logistics services for cargoes transported via Port of Saint-Petersburg
Logistics
Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) Oslo Promoting interests of Norwegian companies in exports Organisation
Dag Klaastad Interpreter Sevices
Oslo
Interpretation Services
Consulting
Dennis Gubin

Nesoddtangen

  Individual membership
DLA Piper Norway DA Oslo

Global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

Legal services
DNB Bank ASA 
Oslo
Norway's largest financial and insurance group
Banking and finance
DNV GL  Høvik Maritime, certification, technology etc
Certification, classification
Eimskip-CTG AS
Sortland
Shipping
Shipping
Elena Stepantsova Oslo   Individual membership
Ellingsen Skogdrift AS
Nordland

Renting and leasing of agricultural machinery and equipment

Leasing
ESAVE AS
Fauske
Educational web-based program for energy saving
IT
Export Credit Norway AS
Oslo
Financing of Norwegian export contracts
Finance
Finnmark Chamber of Commerce
Finnmark
Supports Norwegian companies with information and consulting as much as possible when targeting Swedish, Finnish and Russian markets
Consulting
Fiskerstrand Holding AS
Fiskarstrand
Ship building and ship design
Maritime
FLAIT Group
Murmansk
Tourism
Tourism and travel
FMC Technologies
Kongsberg
Oil and gas system supplier
Oil & Gas services
GAC Norway AS
Bergen
Shipping agent
Logistics
GIEK 
Oslo
Guarantee institute for export credits
Finance
Green Terminal
Kaliningrad
Storage and handling of frozen fish, ship agency Logistics
GrottBjorn  Ekaterinburg Currency risk and insurance, brokerage services in the stock and derivatives markets Consulting services
Gudim Handel
Oslo
Distribution of art and culture on the behalf of Russian and Norwegian artists 
Art, Trade and Tourism
Havyard Group ASA Fosnavaag Ship design for offshore, fishing, transport, aquaculture, yard aquaculture and fish handling equipment Maritime and aquaculture
Helge Ystgaard Oslo

 

Individual membership
High North Center for Business and Governance
Bodø
Business support in the High North
Business support
Innovation Norway
Oslo
Promotion of Norwegian business worldwide
Governmental organization
INOCAP Oslo Inocap assists companies developing sound information to exploring and developing new business and managing the existing. Core competence within aquaculture sector.  Business consulting
International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry
Kautokeino
Coordination of cooperation in reindeer husbandry
Organization
Jandis AS Flaktveit, Bergen region Incoming tour operator and Destination Management Company (DMC) in Bergen, Norway.  Tourism
Jan Rognlid
Sandvika
   Individual membership
Janusfabrikken AS Espeland One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of underwear and socks for children and adullts. Best known for production of non-itch woollen garments. Manufacturing 
Jon Ivar Thompson Eikeland
Stjørdal
  Individual membership
Jotun AS
Sandefjord
Paints and coatings
Manufacturing of paints
Kalina KFH Kaliningrad Agriculture activities in the region Agriculture
Karpinsky Oil & Gas Company AS Oslo KOGC is a frontrunner in the exploration of the Karpinsky Ridge and has conducted seismic field work in the area in collaboration with its partners Oil & gas
Kjell Lund
Oslo
 
Individual membership
Knut Langeteig
Drammen
Agriculture
Agriculture
Kriod AS
Stjørdal Fish and seafood trade between Norway and Russia Fish and seafood
Kverneland ASA
Oslo
Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery
Manufacture 
Kværner ASA
Oslo
Engineering, procurement and construction company
Engineering, procurement and construction
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS
Oslo
Oil & gas
Oil & gas
Mannheimer Swartling in Russia
Sweden
Legal advice
Legal services
Margarita Volik
Oslo
 
Individual membership
Marine Arctic Geological Expedition (MAGE)
Murmansk
Geological research of the Arctic shelf
Geological-geophysical services
Maxkorn Tautra Frosta Organic producer Production
Multiconsult AS Oslo Consulting Consulting
Murman AS  Bodø A real estate development company  Development
Mørenot Holding AS Søvik Delivering fishing gear to Russia Maritime
Nadia Makhova Oslo   Individual membership
Narvik Port Narvik The largest dry-bulk port of Norway Maritime
NEFCO - Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
Helsinki
International finance institution
Finance
Nils Landsnes
Oscarsboirg
 
Individual membership
Nordic Marine Holding AS
Myre
Fish and Food processing equipment
Fish and seafood; equipment
Nor-Fishing Foundation
Trondheim
Fishing
Fisheries / marine
Norimpeks
Gjøvik Wholesale of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment Wholesale
Norterminal AS Oslo Infrastructure and logistic solutions Oil & gas
Northern Productions AS
Bergen

Production of caviar and seafood products, equipment rentals, and everything in
this regard.

Fish and seafood
Norwegian Energy Parthers Oslo Oil & gas supplier Oil & gas
Norwegian Drilling Support Trondheim

Service & repair of drilling equipment, operation support, consulting services

Oil & Gas
Norwegian Hydro
Oslo
Hydro is a global aluminium company with production, sales and trading activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite, alumina and energy generation to the production of primary aluminium and rolled products as well as recycling. 
Production
Norwegian Seafood Council 
Tromsø
Marketing and information council for Norwegian seafood industry
Organization
Norwegian Seafood Federation 
Oslo
Consulting
Consulting
Norwegian Shipowners' Association  Oslo  Consulting of shipowners Organization
NSK Ship Design
Harstad
Ship design and engineering, including project development and technical expertise
Engineering, design, consulting 
Odd Gunnar Skagestad Oslo   Individual membership
Oddvar Roensen
Oslo
Individual membership
Financial Consulting
Olen Betong LLC
Murmansk
Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes
Construction
Optimal Finansforvaltning
Moss
Finance conculting
Finance
Optimar AS Valderøya Design, engineering and delivery of automated fish handling factories on board and onshore Aquaculture
OSO-Maritim AS Andenes Brokerage firm of Northern Norway offering services withing maritime sector Maritime 
Park Inn Poliarnie Zori
Murmansk
Hotel
Tourism and travel
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Oslo Seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and MultiClient library data Oil & Gas
Project Development Consulting AS
Oslo
Project management
Consulting
Radisson Royal Hotel, St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Hotel services
Tourism and travel
Rapp Marine Bodø Complete supplier of electric and hydraulic deck machinery solutions for vessels Maritime
RN Nordic Oil AS
Oslo
Oil & gas supplier
Oil & gas 
Rolls-Royce Marine AS
Ålesund
Design, development, supply and support of products for commercial and naval customers
Fisheries/Maritime
Rottefella
Oslo
Rottefella is the world wide leading manuafacturer of binding systems for cross country skiing
Sports equipment
RT Group, LLC
Moscow
Legal services
Legal services
Selmer Law Firm
Oslo
Legal counselling in Russia and Norway
Legal services
Sigra Group 
Oslo
Business development company
Consulting
Skipteknisk AS Ålesund Ship design consultants Consulting
Sokolov, Maslov & Partners
Moscow
Maritime law, energy, insurance, commercial law, corporate law, arbitration and litigation
Legal services
Stanislav Dubin Ålesund   Individual membership
Statoil ASA
Oslo
Norway's biggest oil and gas company
Oil & gas
Storm Real Estate ASA
London
Investment focusing on energy, transport and real estate, research
Investment
Stupino Pro
Moscow Region
Industrial Business Park
Management and Consulting
Sundnes Projects AS Rud Consulting services for companies Consulting and administration
TechnipFMC
Lysaker
Project management, engineering and construction
Oil & gas 
Telenor Group
Fornebu
Norway's biggest telecom company
Telecommunications
The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø The merger between Uit, Narvik University College and Harstad University College Education
The Norwegian Barents Secretariat Kirkenes Centre of competence on Norwegian-Russian relations Research institution
The Research Council of Norway
Lysaker
The Research Council of Norway is a national strategic and funding agency for research activities, and a chief source of advice on and input into research policy for the Norwegian Government, the central government administration and the overall research community
Research institution
Titan Airservice AS
Oslo
Travel and transport
Travel
Troika Seafood AS
Kirkenes
Export of seafood (salmon etc) to Russia
Fish and seafood, trade
Tschudi Shipping Company AS
Lysaker
Shipping and investments
Shipping and investments
Uksnøy & Co AS Oslo Offshore Vessels Vessels
University of Oslo Oslo Insitutional organisation Academic institution
Vnesheconombank
Moscow
Banking services
Banking and finance
Øistein Hoem
Sandefjord
 
Individual membership 

About.

The aim of the NRCC is to stimulate and improve business relations between Norwegian and Russian companies regarding import, export, shipping, business development, tourism or investment activities. More...

Contact.

P.O. Box 557 Sentrum,
NO - 0105 Oslo, Norway

Phone: (+47) 21 01 57 50

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connect!

Connect with NRCC.

ChamberWatch.

Please sign up for the latest news about the NRCC.

Utviklet av www.viis.no