For some time, the Russian government has been planning to take necessary steps in carrying out a significant renewal and upgrade programme of its aging fishing fleet. In 2018 new fishing quotas, will be launched by the Russian government. In this context, NRCC has initiated “Maritime gateway to Russia” Industry sector program for enhanced cooperation between Norwegian and Russian maritime industries in close cooperation with Norwegian maritime companies in Møre & Romsdal county.
Russia and Norway have a significant maritime industry and commercial fleet. The fleets consist of various types of vessels like dry bulk, tank, container, MPP, passenger, service, fishery etc. The ownership is both private and governmental. Both countries have an onshore industry and service systems supporting the fleet. Enhanced commercial cooperation, and extensive information about the Norwegian maritime sector, is required when the ambition is to materialize commercial opportunities. Based on this, a designated group of maritime suppliers from the Møre region in Norway – has established a maritime sales- and marketing program aimed to develop the Russian fishing industry. The following compnies have signed up for the program: Fiskerstrand, Havyard, Mustad Autoline, Mørenot Fishery, Optimar, Rolls-Royce Marine, Scana Propulsion, Teknotherm Marine and Triplex MacGregor.
The program was launched during the V Norwegian-Russian Business Forum, which was held in Oslo on 26 October 2016. A study tour to shipyards in St. Petersburg and Leningrad county was organized in December 2016, followed up by a fact finding mission to Russia's Far East - to Vladivostok and Kamchatka - in January 2017. The program will continue in 2017 with B2B meetings and extensive networking with local shipowners during the Fisheries conference in Murmansk in March 2017. In September 2017, a significant joint Norwegian pavilion of 200 m2 will be organized in cooperation with Innovation Norway St. Petersburg office. Various workshops and B2B meetings will also be included in the exhibition set-up.
Later in the autumn 2017, a joint delegation to Vladivostok/Russia's Far East will be organized, headed by Norwegian government officials in order to strengthen the presence and image of Norwegian maritime equipment in this region of Russia. Finally a study tour/workshop is planned to Kaliningrad in October 2017 for the designated companies
The Norwegian maritime industry would be at service to support the ongoing renewal and newbuild programme for the Russian fishing fleet, and the companies are ready to enter discussions about maritime cooperation between Norway and Russia.
The Programme is funded by Innovation Norway`s Proruss programme.
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