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Russian warmongering ruins Dutch success story in Arctic

By Ties Keyzer, Olaf Geurts, | 31 March, 2022

Dutch companies dredge, drill, sail and haul in the Arctic. The enormous energy projects that Russian state-owned companies are rolling out along the Siberian coast are a particular hotspot for Dutch companies. 

The expertise of Shell, Mammoet and Van Oord has been more than welcome in Russia in recent years. The Dutch government supported the companies by lobbying the Russian government on behalf of its business community.

In the first part of this two-part series on Dutch interests in the Arctic, we chart the activities of the companies. We also show how the war in Ukraine is now causing a partial exodus of Dutch companies.

The full article was published on FTM (in Dutch). 

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