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Norwegian Coastal Administration
Type Government agency
Founded 1974
Headquarters Ålesund, Norway
Area served Norway
Industry Water transport infrastructure
Parent Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

Norwegian Coastal Administration (Norwegian: Kystverket) is a Norwegian government agency responsible for the water transport infrastructure along the 92,000 km Coast of Norway. It is responsible for coastal navigation infrastructure, pilotage and harbour and port infrastructure, including lighthouses. The agency is led by the Directorate of the Coast (Kystdirektoratet) and is subordinate the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. The main office is in Ålesund.[1]


The administration was created in 1974 when the Norwegian Directorate of Harbours, Norwegian Pilotage Administration and the Norwegian Coastal Navigation Administration were merged. It took its present name in 1981, after it had been reorganised into five regional offices, located in Arendal, Haugesund, Ålesund, Kabelvåg og Honningsvåg. In 2002 the head office was moved from Oslo to Ålesund and in 2006 the construction division, Secora, was demerged and became a separate limited company owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.[2] The maritime radio service is provided by Telenor Maritime Radio.


  1. ^ Norwegian Coastal Administration. "Om kystverket" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-29.  
  2. ^ Norwegian Coastal Administration. "Historikk" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-29.  

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