NRCC Networking Meeting in Oslo - 30 January 2018

On January 30, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) had a pleasure to invite their members to the first NRCC event in 2018 – NRCC Networking Meeting in Oslo. The meeting took place at the NHO facilities.


Mr Tore Myhre, Derictor of International Department at NHO, opened meeting by welcoming all the participants.

Then Mr Alexey Vedev from Institute of Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and former Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (2014-2017) held a presentation about Russian economy and economic reforms in 2018. 

Changes among the Norwegian state secretaries 2018 (Source:

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On January 17, in extraordinary session of the Council of State, the King has made changes in the list of state secretaries. The Government represents the Conservative Party (C), the Progress Party (PrP) and the Liberal Party (L).

The new Norwegian government has made clear commitment to the seafood industry (Source: Norwegian Seafood Federation)

Skjermbilde 2018 01 14 kl. 21.36.15 1000x500 According to Mr Geir Ove Ystmark, Managing Director of Norwegian Seafood Federation, the new Norwegian government has made clear commitment to the seafood industry.

 In the article he has mentioned an importance of focusing on other industries in Norway than petroleum industry. 

 Please read the original version of the article here.

 Mr Geir Ove Ystmark, Managing Director of Norwegian Seafood Federation

Picture: Norwegian Seafood Council

Seafood exports worth record-high NOK 94.5 billion in 2017 (Source: Norwegian Seafood Council)

f6lsgcof1gsaafcarnbq mainimageAccording to Norwegian Seafood Council, Norway exported 2.6 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 94.5 billion in 2017. This is an increase in value of 3 per cent, or NOK 3 billion,  and an increase in volume of 7 per cent from the record year of 2016. This is the equivalent of 36 million meals every day, year round.

 Please read the original version of the article here.

 Picture: Norwegian Seafood Council

Kværner will participate in the construction of Russia's important and controversial new gas pipeline over the Baltic Seaorway will help Putin in building a large and controversial project. It may completely change the energy market in Europe.

According to the Aftenposten article from December 31, prepared by Mr Per Anders Johansen, Aftenposten correspondent in Moscow, Kværner will participate in the construction of Russia's important and controversial new gas pipeline over the Baltic Sea. Please read the full version of the article here (in Norwegian).

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 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!


Dear NRCC members, may your holiday season be all wrapped up with cheer and filled with celebration for the New Year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please save the date for the first NRCC networking meeting in Oslo after winter holidays, to be held on 30 January at the NHO facilities.

With warmest regards, Administration of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce.




Kværner ASA: Contract for Nord Stream 2 export gas pipeline facilities (Source: Kværner ASA)


21 December 2017 - The Swiss operating company Nord Stream 2 AG and Kvaerner have signed a contract for delivery of onshore facilities for a new Russian gas export pipeline. The contract value is somewhat above NOK 600 million. 

The planned new Nord Stream 2 pipeline across the Baltic Sea will provide reliable, affordable and sustainable gas supplies to the European market. Kvaerner's subsidiary Kvaerner LLC is contract partner for the work related to the construction of parts of the onshore facilities at the pipeline's export landfall facilities in the St. Petersburg region. The work will include procurement and project management for civil, mechanical and piping works in addition to installation of some onshore pipelines and service buildings at the facilities. 

The scope of Kvaerner LLC's contract consists mainly of civil works and foundations, procurement and installation of piping and valves for the pipe cleaning pig launch and receiver unit. The scope also includes installation of the approximately two kilometre long adjacent pipeline onshore, as well as construction of permanent buildings for operation of the gas export plant. Design of the installations will be performed by Nord Stream 2 AG's engineering contractor.
"We are excited to be selected for this important new project. We have extensive experience from both delivery of onshore plants and from solid track record on execution of projects in Russia", says Hans Petter Mølmen, Executive Vice President for Concrete & New Solutions in Kvaerner.

Kvaerner LLC's execution of the Russian export landfall facilities will take place in cooperation with local subcontractors and international suppliers. Collaborating with other international EPC contractors, Kvaerner LLC is part of a strong team which will ensure the execution of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with focus on HSSE, quality and efficiency.



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