Creates local opportunities in Finnmark

Nov 1, 2021 | News

Øystein Rushfeldt, Nussir ASA, and Jeanette Moland, Pro Barents.
Nussir ASA and Pro Barents works together for increased value creation and supplier development in Finnmark. They have signed a cooperation agreement that will create local ripple effects.
Øystein Rushfeldt, Nussir ASA, and Jeanette Moland, Pro Barents.

Øystein Rushfeldt and Jeanette Moland work together for Nussir to create major local ripple effects.

– It is a basic value for us to always think locally. Nussir’s business will create activity and jobs that benefit local communities. Therefore, we greatly appreciate that Pro Barents will support us in this work, says CEO Øystein Rushfeldt in Nussir.

All industrial history shows that local ripple effects do not come by themselves. It requires a willingness to think locally and arenas for meetings between the industrial player and the surrounding business community.

Therefore, the agreement «Supplier development to the Nussir project – A new industrial adventure in Finnmark», is very important for the northern Norwegian mineral company.

The agreement secures the suppliers in Finnmark a three-year program with goals to secure local ripple effects, positive societal effects and local deliveries to the Nussir project. The program is supported by Innovation Norway with financial support.

– One of the advantages of this program is that Nussir and its main suppliers will get closer to local suppliers. The program highlights opportunities for contracts, specific needs and innovation opportunities in the Nussir project, says Jeanette Moland in Pro Barents.

The project is already underway and we now have more than 40 companies that have said they would like to join.


Nussir ASA is aiming to become the worlds first fully electrified and zero emission mine. The coppermine project is located in Kvalsund in Hammerfest Municipality and will employ between 200-300 employees when fully operational.

Pro Barents is a innovation and development company which aims to contribute to innovation and growth in regional business, and take care of SIVA’s incubator program and business garden program.

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