Background

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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. Bjørn Celius

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. 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 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. 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. Øyvind Nordsletten

Ambassador

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 was elected as a an NRCC Council Member in June 2014. As from 1 January 2019 he is replacing Reidar Karlsen as a new Chair 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
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
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
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
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
Leinonen AS Oslo Accounting and other financial services and consulting Consulting
Oslo
Oil & gas
Oil & gas
Murmansk
Geological research of the Arctic shelf
Geological-geophysical services
Maritime Montering AS Bygstad Maritime interior turnkey solutions Maritime
MSG Production AS Skien Automated system for washing and de-icing of aircrafts Innovative Technology
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
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
Sundnes Projects AS Rud Consulting services for companies Consulting and administration
TAIS Harstad TAIS AS is a maritime service supplier focusing on the aquaculture industry. Maritime

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 

Member-to-Member discounts

These are special offers available only to the member companies of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce. When making a decision about services and/products, we advise you to check the offers given by your fellow members.
For more information about the services and booking/purchase, please take contact directly with the companies.
Presently, the following offers are available:

 Product name Member discount   Contact information
Offer by Radisson Royal Hotel in St. Petersburg Hotel Favourable discounts regarding accommodation and conference bookings in the hotel  Radisson Royal Hotel St. Petersbur

49/2 Nevskiy Prospect
191025 Russia St. Petersburg
Telephone: +7 812 322 5000
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