The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) in Sudbury has acquired a mining
equipment simulator for use in its health and safety training.
NORCAT is working
in partnership with ThoroughTec, a South Africa-headquartered company with
offices in Australia, Chile and Toronto.
“The addition of ThoroughTec’s
CYBERMINE4 simulator demonstrates our continued focus on investing in
innovative and complementary training techniques for the global mining
industry, pushing NORCAT to a new level of excellence and capability,” NORCAT
CEO Don Duval said in a news release.
“In addition, our
partnership with ThoroughTec demonstrates our focus on both domestic and
international market opportunities for skilled labour training and
simulation service will be launched with a MacLean Bolter, Atlas Copco rocket
boomer, and Sandvik and Caterpillar LHDs. With the addition of an equipment
simulator, NORCAT will significantly enhance its training and development
service offerings to meet the growing and diverse training needs in the mining
industry and will be able to add other unique cabs from original equipment
manufacturers as industry requests come in.
with NORCAT brings together the world’s leading equipment simulation provider
with one of the world’s leading training and development centres for the mining
industry,” Greg Lew, ThoroughTec’s executive vice-president, said in the
“We are very
excited to be working with NORCAT, the leading mining companies in Northern
Ontario, and are excited about our future opportunities to enhance the health
and safety of the skilled labour workforce in the mining industry.”
The simulator will first be launched in Sudbury,
followed by Timmins and Thunder Bay.