150 billion for Novatek's welfare

JSC "Novatek" has applied for funding from the National Welfare Fund. The Ministry of Economic Development will make up their mind after a careful analysis of the economic viability of the project "Yamal LNG", informs the press service of the Ministry.

Murmansk fish plant changes profile

The company which had been operating for more than 20 years ceased to exist. The management is forced to transform it into a large warehouse.

Alexandr Makarevich: Every party does it

The Russian Investigative Committee and the leadership of "A Just Russia" party will look into the actions of the party's head in the Murmansk region Alexandr Makarevich in respect of a possible corruption element. 

Norwegian cages in Russian sea

The "Russian Sea" company has signed a $ 9.4 million contract with the Norwegian AKVA Group for fish cage farm equipment to be installed in the Murmansk region.

Siva Business Barometer 2015

Keeping on with our annual traditional survey, Siva has conducted another so-called Business Barometer to assess moods and aspirations of foreign investors for Murmansk.

Siva reorganized in Murmansk

Due to state budget cuts for 2015, Siva has to shrink its activities in North-West Russia dramatically. Reductions will affect the programme-related part, however infrastructural projects will remain. 

Reckless driving in Lapland, international aspect

The number of traffic accidents involving foreign citizens has increased in Lapland over the past years. Russians are the leaders in this regrettable chart.

Northern Fleet gets back its Murmansk oil base

The oil transshipment complex that serves Northern Fleet ships returned to the Russian Ministry of Defense after it was sold two years ago at half price.

Cooperation continues

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Murmansk region and the authorities of Finnish Lapland will be signed during the 3rd Murmansk International Business Week.

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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