The XII International Forum

Arctic: today and the future

December 8-9, 2022, St.Petersburg



Nornickel is one of the world's largest producers of high-grade nickel and palladium, platinum, and copper. The company also produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.

In Russia, Nornickel's main production sites are: Norilsk, Kola and Transbaikal divisions.

The Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta plant operates in Finland.

Nornickel also includes research divisions: Gipronickel Institute LLC and Norilsk Process Technology.

Nornickel's own network of representative offices and sales offices operates in Russia, the UK, China, the USA and Switzerland.

A prerequisite for sustainable and efficient business development is the company's unwavering adherence to the principles of social and environmental responsibility.



NOVATEK is Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons.

The Company ranks among the top three public companies globally in terms of proved natural gas reserves and is a Top 10 global company in terms of natural gas production.

Developing competitive LNG producing facilities is the key strategic focus of the Company.

Yamal LNG being implemented in the Yamal Peninsula (Russia) is the Company's largest project. It is an integrated project for the production, liquefaction and sales of natural gas.



JSC VTB Bank, its subsidiary banks and financial organisations (VTB Group) is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services.

VTB Bank provides all banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiaries offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services.

The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB Group’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares through the Federal Property Management Agency.

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Non-profit organisation Polar Foundation

Non-profit organisation Polar Foundation was established in 2000 by a group of scientists, polar researchers and the Association of Polar Explorers, an Interregional Public Organisation. The main purpose of the Foundation is joining and coordinating resources for solving scientific problems of exploration and development of polar, circumpolar and northern regions. Arthur Chilingarov, an outstanding polar explorer, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Russia, acts as the President of the Foundation from the very beginning.


«Foundation of tomorrow: building Arctic infrastructure in the new climatic, logistical, and economic realities»

JSC Research Center of Construction

JSC Research Center of Construction is a leading research center with a long history, uniting leading industry institutes, modern research and educational center, highly qualified scientific personnel, 19 scientific schools, laboratories and material and technical base. The Center specializes in complex exploratory and applied scientific research and experimental developments for the construction industry. The scientific-industrial base of the organization which has been created during 95 years includes over 12 000 square meters of test buildings with the total area of more than 100 units of test equipment, including unique ones, a considerable part of which has been created to solve the most complicated tasks of scientific character. Among our partners are large state and commercial holdings, including: Rosatom State Corporation, RusHydro PJSC, Gazprom PJSC, Rosneft Oil Company PJSC, Russian Railways OJSC, Rosavtodor, Olympstroy State Corporation and others.