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The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established by Norwegian and Russian business circles in Oslo on 20 October 2003. Members include major Norwegian and Russian companies such as Statoil, Jotun, DNV GL, Lukoil Overseas North Shelf, RN Nordic Oil as well as central business organizations such as the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), GIEK, Innovation Norway, universities and SMEs. Russian companies are also members of Board of Directors of the NRCC. The working language of the Chamber is English, which is used both for official correspondance and networking meetings.
Since the establishment of the association, NRCC has developed close cooperation with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, centrally as well as in regional Russia. The CCIs of Russia have about 170 regional offices and more than 50 000 members. Our outreach to Russian companies in the Russian market is thus extraordinary and quite unique.
NRCC is an NGO mainly financed by various types of membership. In 2017, the NRCC signed a new three-year Program Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway with the aim of strengthening business relations between Norway and Russia.

The NRCC is the leading Norwegian-Russian Business Network.

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 about 130 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 the NRCC Administration consist of people with vast experience from Norwegian-Russian trade relations. More information can be found under "About 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. 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.

NRCC Members: please log in to NRCC website in order to access a detailed NRCC Member Directory with full profiles and contact information.

Member Company 
 Head Office
 Profile in brief
Sector 
Adonis AS Roeo Software services Software services
Tromsoe
Arctic environmental research, aquaculture design, management consultancy
Consulting and
research
Antares Law Firm Murmansk Legal advice Legal Services
Aqua Contractor International AS
Ski Manufacture of articles and articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials Aquaculture
AquaOptima AS Trondheim Manufacturing of aquaculture equipment, fish farming and operational assistance Aquaculture
Artur Larsen  Russia, Norway   Individual membership
Kirkenes
Production of electronic equipment
Production
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
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 Drevvatne Lawyer Hosle Legal counselling Legal services
Dag Klaastad
Oslo
  Individual membership
DLA Piper Norway DA Oslo

Global law firm

Legal services
DNV GL AS  Hoevik Maritime, certification, technology, etc
Certification and classification
Ekornes Contract AS Sykkylven Furniture Furniture
ECOsubsea AS Storeboe Water cleansing services to merchant fleet Maritime
Sortland
Shipping
Shipping
Equinor ASA Oslo  Norway's biggest oil and gas company Oil & gas
Oslo
Financing of Norwegian export contracts
Finance
Fearnley AS Oslo Shipping services
Logistics
Fiskarstrand
Ship building and ship design
Maritime
Bergen
Shipping services
Logistics
Oslo
Guarantee institute for export credits
Finance
GPB Invest AS Oslo    Consulting
Grette Law Firm AS Oslo Law Firm Legal services
GrottBjorn Ekaterinburg Currency risk and insurance, brokerage services in the stock and derivatives markets Consulting services
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
Bodoe
Business support in the High North
Business support
Oslo
Promotion of Norwegian business worldwide
Governmental organisation
Kautokeino
Coordination of cooperation in reindeer husbandry
Organisation
Jan Ivarsen Oslo   Individual membership
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
Stjoerdal
  Individual membership
Sandefjord
Paints and coatings
Manufacturing of paints
JP Management AS Tromsoe   Management
Jutland Group ApS Denmark   Consulting
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
Kirkenes Næringshage      
Kjell Lund
Oslo
 
Individual membership
Knut Langeteig
Drammen
Agriculture
Agriculture
Oslo
Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery
Manufacture 
Kværner ASA
Oslo
Engineering, procurement and construction company
Engineering, procurement and construction
Lars Erik Wessel-Berg Oslo   Individual membership
Oslo
Oil & gas
Oil & gas
Murmansk
Geological research of the Arctic shelf
Geological-geophysical services
Maritime Montering AS Bygstad Maritime interior turnkey solutions Maritime
Maxkorn Tautra Frosta Organic producer Production
Multiconsult AS Oslo Consulting Consulting
Murman AS Bodø A real estate development company  Development
Mørenot Holding  Søvik Delivering fishing gear to Russia Maritime
Najnas LLC Murmansk   Aquaculture
Narvik Port Narvik The largest dry-bulk port of Norway Maritime
Helsinki
International finance institution
Finance
Nils Landsnes
Oscarsboirg
 
Individual membership
Nordic Marine Holding AS
Myre
Fish and food processing equipment
 Equipment
Nordic Seal AS Larvik Seals and sealing systems Maritime
Nordisk Sikkerhet AS Oslo  International project management consultancy and research organisation Oslo 
Nordland County Council Bodø   Organisation
Norges Fiskarlag Trondheim  Professional fishermens union and business organisation Organisation
Norminol Holding AS Tromsoe Oil trading with shipping and logistic Oil & gas
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 Air Shuttle ASA Oslo Air transport with passengers Transport
Oslo
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 Management Solutions AS Oslo Engineering, fabrication and construction, project control management  Oil & Gas
Tromsoe
Marketing and information council for Norwegian seafood industry
Organisation
Oslo
Consulting
Consulting
Norwegian Shipowners' Association  Oslo  Consulting of shipowners Organisation
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Aalesund Aalesund Insitutional organisation Academic institution
Nordnorsk Skipskonsult AS
Harstad
Ship design and engineering, including project development and technical expertise
Engineering, design and consulting 
Odd Gunnar Skagestad Oslo   Individual membership
Oddvar Roensen
Oslo
  Individual membership
Murmansk
Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes
Construction
Orion Partners AS Aas Consulting and other services 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 
Murmansk
Hotel
Tourism and travel
Petro Arctic Hammerfest Supplier network for petroleum activities in the North Oil & Gas
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) Oslo Seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and MultiClient library data Oil & Gas
Polarpor AS Baatsfjord Polarpor sells industry supplies to Russian fleet and industry Property and holding
St. Petersburg
Hotel services
Tourism and travel
Rapp Marine AS Bodø Complete supplier of electric and hydraulic deck machinery solutions for vessels Maritime
RN Nordic Oil AS
Oslo
Oil & gas supplier
Oil & gas 
Aalesund
Design, development, supply and support of products for commercial and naval customers
Fisheries/Maritime
Oslo
Rottefella is the world wide leading manuafacturer of binding systems for cross country skiing
Sports equipment
Pure School AS Oslo Language services and education Language services
Seaonics AS Aalesund Delivering complete winch packages and cranes to medium and big size trawlers  
Oslo
Legal counselling in Russia and Norway
Legal services
Oslo
Business development company
Consulting
Skipsteknisk AS Aalesund Ship design consultants Consulting
Snorre L. Qveim  Oslo   Individual membership
Moscow
Maritime law, energy, insurance, commercial law, corporate law, arbitration and litigation
Legal services
Stanislav Dubin Aalesund   Individual membership
Moscow
Industrial Business Park
Management and Consulting
Sundnes Projects AS Rud Consulting services for companies Consulting and administration
Lysaker
Project management, engineering and construction
Oil & gas 

Teknotherm Marine AS

Halden Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration units and systems to fisheries Maritime
Transkor Moscow Pipeline integrity Oil & gas
The Arctic University of Norway Tromsoe 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
Lysaker
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
Kirkenes
Export of seafood (salmon etc) to Russia
Fish and seafood, trade
Lysaker
Shipping and investments
Shipping and investments
Uksnøy & Co AS Oslo Offshore Vessels Vessels
University of Oslo Oslo Insitutional organisation Academic institution
ZAO Green Terminal Kaliningrad Storage and handling of frozen fish, ship agency Logistics
Øistein Hoem
Sandefjord
 
Individual membership 

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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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