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Nordmin Engineering launches contracting company

Thunder Bay firm ready to take on global capital projects
Nordmin office

Nordmin Engineering is spinning off a construction company to dive more deeply into the mining and industrial sector.

The Thunder Bay-headquartered engineering firm announced the creation of Nordmin Constructors in a Feb. 6 news release.

The new company will be led by 25-year mining veteran Micheal Mayhew, Nordmin’s Sudbury-based manager of mining services, who had previously been operations vice-president with AMC Contractors and Dumas Mining.

Their focus will be on providing engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solutions on major capital projects across North America and the world.

In the release, Nordmin said they already had been providing those services and decided to expand those efforts to offer full construction management and general contracting services. The contracting outfit will act as a sister company to the engineering firm.

"Nordmin Engineering Ltd. has provided EPC and EPCM services for the last many years, stopping short of operating as a full general contractor,” said Chris Dougherty, Nordmin Group chairman in a statement.

“However, with changes in the industry, it is clear to us that the mining and industrial sectors need a company like Nordmin Constructors that can efficiently execute projects from start to finish, maintaining focus, safety, budget, and schedule. Our focus is efficiency and fit for project solutions, not maximizing our hours and fees on a project." 

These are exciting days for Mayhew, the newly appointed president of Nordmin Constructors.

“We are building on the 14 years of effort at Nordmin Engineering and have many opportunities before us to make Nordmin Constructors a major player and provide the mining and industrial sectors with a positive alternative to ‘big project team’ thinking that is both safe and efficient."

Nordmin has satellite offices in Sudbury, Kamloops, B.C., and Salt Lake City, Utah.