Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani

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Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani AS
State owned
PredecessorArctic Coal Company
Key people
Per Andersson (CEO)
ProductsBituminous coal
RevenueIncrease NOK 1,200 million
Increase NOK 350 million (2009)
OwnerNorwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry
Number of employees
340 (2010)

Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (SNSK), or simply Store Norske, is a Norwegian coal mining company based on the Svalbard archipelago. It was formed in 1916, after a Norwegian purchase of the American Arctic Coal Company (ACC).

The company has 360 employees and operates two coal mines. The largest one is located in the Sveagruva settlement, about 60 km south of Longyearbyen. The Svea Nord longwall mine has an annual output of 2 million tonnes of bituminous coal. A third of it is sold for metallurgical purposes. The managing director of Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani is Per Andersson.

The Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani has a shipping port at Cape Amsterdam, 15 km from Sveagruva.[1]

Former chief executive officers[edit]


  1. ^ Kjersti Sjursen Lien (2011-03-23). Kullbrann slokket på Svalbard "Kullbrann slokket på Svalbard" Check |archiveurl= value (help) (in Norwegian Bokmål). NRK. Archived from Kullbrann slokket på Svalbard the original Check |url= value (help) on 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  2. ^ Får penger til å lete etter Kjøde-kaprernes graver [Receiving money to find the graves of the Kjøde hicackers]
  3. ^ «Vedtar forelegg for korrupsjon» by Rune Endresen, Dagens Næringsliv, 2011-08-27, page 6

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