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.


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.


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.


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".


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. Svein Ruud

CEO and Owner of Troika Seafood, Strategic leader of Norway King Krab AS

Ruud bigMr. Svein Ruud has more than 15 years experience from Norwegian-Russian Trade.
In 1994-1997 he worked as a Director General of Barents Company in Kirkenes, and afterwards served as Commercial Councellor in the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow in 1997-2002. Mr Ruud started Troika Seafood in 2002, and also a founder, part owner and strategic leader of Norway King Crab AS. Svein Ruud was also one of the co-founders of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce in 2003.

Mr. Frode Mellemvik

Director, High North Center for Business

Mellemvik bigMr. Frode Mellemvik is a professor and presently Director of the High North Center for Business and Governance in Bodoe. He is a former rector at Bodoe High School of Management, today’s University of Bodoe. Since the end of the 1980ies, he has exercised cooperation with educational institutions in the Russian High North and Moscow (MGIMO). Mr. Mellemvik is also appointed Chair of the Governmental Expert Commission on the High North (Regjeringens ekspertutvalg for Nordomradene) and holds several Board positions both in private and public sectors.

Mr. Johan P. Barlindhaug

President of the Board of North Energy AS


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. Bengt Lie Hansen

BLH Energyconsulting AS

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. Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y.

Heyerdahl bigMr. Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y. is a lawyer and investor. As former CEO of Orkla (1979-2001), Mr. Heyerdahl developed the concern from a middle-size mining and metallurgy company, to a solid Scandinavian group of companies with diversified activities. Under his management, Orkla made several strategically investments in Russia in the early 1990ies, amongst these in the Baltica breweries in the St. Petersburg region, - at that time the largest Norwegian investment in the young Russian state.
When Mr. Heyerdahl started as CEO in 1979, Orkla had a few hundred employees and a turnover of approx. NOK 300 million. When he stepped down as CEO in 2001, the Group has grown to 35 000 employees and had 45 billion in turnover.
Mr. Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y. and his family controls a major holding of share in the newspaper Dagbladet.
Mr. Heyerdahl holds several board positions, and has extensive business contacts both in private and public sector.
Mr. Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y. has an MBA at INSEAD in France, and was formerly one of the best jumping riders.

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.

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Member Company 
 Head Office
 Profile in brief
Akvaplan-niva AS
Arctic environmental research, aquaculture design, management consultancy
Consulting and
Almax AS Oslo Trade with seafood and other products between Norway and Russia Trade
Media group, owning several printing houses in Russia
Antares Law Firm Murmansk Legal advice Legal Services
Aqua Contractor International AS
Ski Manufacture of articles and articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials
AquaOptima AS Trondheim Manufacturing of aquaculture equipment, fish farming and operational assistance Aquaculture
Artur Larsen  Russia, Norway   Individual membership
Barel AS
Production of electronic equipment
Barents Consult AS Kirkenes Professional programmers and designers Consulting and IT
Bass Eurasia Nesoddtangen  Advisory and support service  Consulting services
BI Norwegian Business School
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
Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) Oslo Promoting interests of Norwegian companies in exports Organisation
Dag Drevvatne Lawyer Hosle Legal counselling Legal services
Dag Klaastad Interpreter Sevices
Interpretation services
DLA Piper Norway DA Oslo

Global law firm

Legal services
Norway's largest financial and insurance group
Banking and finance
DNV GL  Høvik Maritime, certification, technology, etc
Certification and classification
ECOsubsea AS Storebø Water cleansing services to merchant fleet Maritime
Eimskip-CTG AS
Elena Stepantsova Oslo   Individual membership
Ellingsen Skogdrift AS

Renting and leasing of agricultural machinery and equipment

Educational web-based program for energy saving
Export Credit Norway AS
Financing of Norwegian export contracts
Fearnley AS Oslo Shipping services
Finnmark Chamber of Commerce
Supports Norwegian companies with information and consulting 
Fiskerstrand Holding AS
Ship building and ship design
Tourism and travel
GAC Norway AS
Shipping services
Guarantee institute for export credits
Green Terminal
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
GSK Allianz Murmansk Industrial development projects  Oil & gas
Gudim Handel
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
Business support in the High North
Business support
Innovation Norway
Promotion of Norwegian business worldwide
Governmental organisation
INOCAP Oslo Assists companies developing sound information to exploring and developing new business and managing the existing  Business consulting
International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry
Coordination of cooperation in reindeer husbandry
Jandis AS Flaktveit, Bergen region Incoming tour operator and Destination Management Company (DMC) Tourism
Jan Rognlid
  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
  Individual membership
Jotun AS
Paints and coatings
Manufacturing of paints
Kalina KFH Kaliningrad Agriculture activities in the region Agriculture
Karpinsky Oil & Gas Company AS Oslo 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
Individual membership
Knut Langeteig
Kriod AS
Stjørdal Fish and seafood trade between Norway and Russia Fish and seafood
Kverneland ASA
Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery
Kværner ASA
Engineering, procurement and construction company
Engineering, procurement and construction
Lars Erik Wessel-Berg Oslo   Individual membership
LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS
Oil & gas
Oil & gas
Mannheimer Swartling in Russia
Legal advice
Legal services
Margarita Volik
Individual membership
Marine Arctic Geological Expedition (MAGE)
Geological research of the Arctic shelf
Geological-geophysical services
Maxkorn Tautra Frosta Organic producer Production
MRTS Holding LLC



Underwater technical infrastructure of pipelines

Oil & gas
Multiconsult AS Oslo Consulting Consulting
Murman AS Bodø A real estate development company  Development
Mørenot Holding 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
International finance institution
Nils Landsnes
Individual membership
Nordic Marine Holding AS
Fish and food processing equipment
Nordic Seal AS Larvik Seals and sealing systems Maritime
Nordland County Council Bodø   Organisation
Nor-Fishing Foundation
Fisheries and marine
Norges Fiskarlag Trondheim  Professional fishermens union and business organisation Organisation
Gjøvik Wholesale of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment Wholesale
Norminol Holding AS Tromsø Oil trading with shipping and logistic Oil & gas
Norterminal AS Oslo Infrastructure and logistic solutions Oil & gas
Northern Productions AS

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

Fish and seafood
Norway-Russia. Arts, Culture, Business (NRACB) Oslo   Culture
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA Oslo Air transport with passengers Transport
Norwegian Drilling Support Trondheim Service & repair of drilling equipment, operation support, consulting services Oil & Gas
Norwegian Energy Parthers Oslo

Oil & gas supplier

Oil & Gas
Norwegian Hydro
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. 
Norwegian Management Solutions Oslo Engineering, fabrication and construction, project control management  Oil & Gas
Norwegian Seafood Council 
Marketing and information council for Norwegian seafood industry
Norwegian Seafood Federation 
Norwegian Shipowners' Association  Oslo  Consulting of shipowners Organisation
NSK Ship Design
Ship design and engineering, including project development and technical expertise
Engineering, design and consulting 
Odd Gunnar Skagestad Oslo   Individual membership
Oddvar Roensen
  Individual membership
Olen Betong LLC
Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes
Optimal Finansforvaltning
Finance consulting
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
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
Project management
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
Oil & gas supplier
Oil & gas 
Rolls-Royce Marine AS
Design, development, supply and support of products for commercial and naval customers
Rottefella AS
Rottefella is the world wide leading manuafacturer of binding systems for cross country skiing
Sports equipment
RT Group, LLC
Legal services
Legal services
Seaonics AS Ålesund Delivering complete winch packages and cranes to medium and big size trawlers  
Selmer Law Firm
Legal counselling in Russia and Norway
Legal services
Sigra Group 
Business development company
Skipteknisk AS Ålesund Ship design consultants Consulting
Snorre L. Qveim   Oslo    Student
Sokolov, Maslov & Partners
Maritime law, energy, insurance, commercial law, corporate law, arbitration and litigation
Legal services
Stanislav Dubin Ålesund   Individual membership
Statoil ASA
Norway's biggest oil and gas company
Oil & gas
Storm Real Estate ASA
Investment focusing on energy, transport and real estate, research
Stupino Pro
Industrial Business Park
Management and Consulting
Sundnes Projects AS Rud Consulting services for companies Consulting and administration
Project management, engineering and construction
Oil & gas 

Teknotherm Marine AS

Halden Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration units and systems to fisheries Maritime
Telenor Group
Norway's biggest telecom company
The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø The merger between Uit, Narvik University College and Harstad University College Education
The Centre for High North Logistics Kirkenes Cooperation and networking activities on Arctic shipping and logistics  Organisation
The Norwegian Barents Secretariat Kirkenes Centre of competence on Norwegian-Russian relations Research institution
The Research Council of Norway
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
Travel and transport
Troika Seafood AS
Export of seafood (salmon etc) to Russia
Fish and seafood, trade
Tschudi Shipping Company AS
Shipping and investments
Shipping and investments
Uksnøy & Co AS Oslo Offshore Vessels Vessels
University of Oslo Oslo Insitutional organisation Academic institution
Øistein Hoem
Individual membership 


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...


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