Development Director of NEVA-International Ltd Vladimir Vorotincev and lead International Sales Manager Darya Dzyubenko met with a delegation from Norway led by Rune Resaland, Norwegian Ambassador to Russia and Richard Scarborough, Norwegian Consulate General in St. Petersburg.
The results of NEVA-2021 were summed up. Despite the pandemic, Norway presented a national pavilion, 4 more Norwegian companies chose individual stands for participation.
Richard Scarborough, the speaker of the Arctic session, in his welcoming speech, emphasized the leading role of Russia in ensuring transit in the Arctic in the foreseeable future. This is due to the implementation of the Northern Sea Route project.
A number of Norwegian companies see commercial interest in this area, and they have something to offer, taking into account the accumulated experience of operating in Arctic waters. Richard Scarborough also noted that agreements concluded between the member states of the Arctic Council are of great importance in the development of the Arctic region. Norway will continue to make efforts to develop international cooperation, both within the Arctic Council and within the framework of cooperation in the Barents Region.
Note that Norway will chair the Arctic Council for the second time, in 2023-2025.
Norwegian Ambassador to Russia and Norwegian Consulate General expressed their readiness to provide support in the formation of the exposition and business program of the next NEVA Exhibition & Conference (September 19-22, 2023) and also to discuss the possibility of Norwegian government visit.
As a result of the meeting, agreements were reached on the joint organization in 2022 of an online conference on cooperation in the field of shipbuilding between Russia and Norway. It will be held as part of a series of online events under the auspices of NEVA It will be held as part of a series of online events under the auspices of NEVA dedicated to innovative technologies for the design and construction of ships for the Arctic. In addition, it was proposed to discuss issues of autonomous shipbuilding. Whereas, the first electric autonomous vessel Yara Birkeland was launched in Norway in November 2021.
The second important aspect concerning both countries is the localization of production. Norwegian companies already have a successful localization experience in Russia. For example, Jotun Paints, a regular exhibitor of the NEVA Exhibition & Conference. It is one of the fastest growing paints and varnishes companies in the world, a leader in decorative paints, marine, industrial and powder coatings. It has 35 manufacturing plants and is represented in more than 100 countries around the world, including Russia. Another regular NEVA exhibitor is Oglaend System, a leading supplier of multipurpose support structures, cable trays and ladders. Production is taking place in Norway, Malaysia, China and Russia.
Also at the meeting, the visit of the delegation of NEVA-International Ltd to the largest international exhibition of marine technologies Nor-Shipping (January 10-13, 2022, Oslo) was discussed.
In addition, the Norwegian delegation confirmed the intention to hold a meeting at the Norwegian Consulate General in St. Petersburg with the participation of the Head Of Commercial Department at Embassy of Norway (Innovation Norway) Amund Beitnes to sign a cooperation agreement with NEVA-International Ltd represented by Alexandr Ulianov, General manager for 5 years. The signing ceremony is scheduled for December 17.