Olen Betong: possible to do business in Murmansk

In June this year Ølen Betong secured the multi-million contract with South Tambey LNG, a subsidiary company of Yamal LNG.

Oligarch case throws shadow on Russian investment climate

Alexandr Shokhin: "Of course, it looks like the Yukos number two, because we are talking about the fact that a prosecution was initiated against the head of a company that paid $ 2.5 billion for the assets, and now he is accused of stealing shares and money laundering."

Young businessmen take cross border training

This week, the city of Murmansk has been an assembly area for young entrepreneurs from Russia and Norway. 

New old Consul, tasks and impressions

For more than 20 years Pirko Myakikokkila has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland representing her country in many parts of the world. 

Press under pressure or national security?

The current version of the Russian media law restricts foreign participation to 50%, and that does not apply to printed magazines and newspapers. The proposed changes will narrow that to 20% and will relate to all media assets.

Murmansk awaits for Korean investors

Stratiy: "This is not the first meeting with South Korean partners this year, and I'm sure that the fruitful dialogue will be followed by the arrival of investors"

Marina Kovtun wins the governor elections

The Precinct Election Commissions of the Murmansk region handled almost all the 192,694 ballots cast by voters (a little over 31 % of them came to the polling stations). According to the results, Marina Kovtun gained 64.69 %

Great expectations for Murmansk as Hotel Arktika reopens its doors

The old Hotel Arktika in Murmansk was officially reopened this weekend as Azimut Hotel Murmansk. The move is seen by many as a sign of positive development in Murmansk. 

Russian and Norwegian researchers sign up for cooperation

An agreement on cooperation was signed between the Russian Geographical Society and the Norwegian research institution Akvaplan-niva.

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About SIVA

Siva – The Industrial Development Corporation of Norway is the governmental corporation and national instrument founded in 1968. Siva is owned by Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fishery. Siva aims to develop strong regional and local industrial clusters through ownership in infrastructure, investment and knowledge networks as well as innovation centers. Siva has been in Northwest Russia since 1992. This activity aims to increase trade between Norway and Russia. Siva aims to increase trade between Norway and Russia. The local office is located in Polar Star Innovation Centre, address: Podgornaya 92 Murmansk. 

Siva has six specific concepts running at the moment:

1. Polar Star Innovation Centre offering commercial office space 3000 m2
2. incubator space in the Soft Landing Incubator Polar Star Innovation Centre 
3. Norsketableringssenter with competence about local suppliers of services and service oriented towards Norwegian SMEs that need physical establishment in the region 
4. Innovation Cooperation between Norway and Russia through a separate program  
5. Technopark Nor, a logistics and business center established at the airport in Murmansk in close cooperation with Innovation Norway – Fund.  
6. BarentsNova website  


International adviser Alma Karabeg, Mobile phone +47 481 81 033

International adviser Sergey Shuvalov, Mobile phone +47 920 29 035

Senior Vice President International Geir Reiersen, Mobile phone +47 913 83 161

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