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Cementation partners on Inuit business venture

Nortech-Cementation Canada Labrador LP will focus on underground development opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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The new company will focus on underground development opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Cementation photo

Cementation of North Bay is partnering with Nortech Holdings Ltd. of Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., on a new Inuit business venture.

Nortech-Cementation Canada Labrador LP is a limited partnership between Nortech Holdings Ltd. of Happy Valley Goose Bay and Cementation, as an Inuit business with the Nunatsiavut Government.

The new venture is a majority Inuit-owned limited partnership focused on underground development opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador, within the Nunatsiavut region.

The Nunatsiavut region is located in northern Labrador and is part of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Nunatsiavut Government is a self-governing Inuit regional government that has authority over many central governance areas.

“We are excited about our latest partnership with Cementation and, combined, we feel the groups can bring value to future mining projects here in Labrador and Newfoundland,” said Sharon Langdon, president of Nortech Holdings Ltd., in a release.

Eric Kohtakangas, vice-president of operations for Cementation Canada, said, “Being officially registered with the Nunatsiavut Government as an Inuit business opens the partnership to possible business opportunities, both as a Nominated Company for the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion Project as well as other business opportunities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Based in North Bay, Cementation designs and builds underground mines as well as surface material handling and processing facilities for mining projects worldwide.

Nortech Holdings Ltd. is a Labrador-based Inuit company that provides various services throughout Labrador and Newfoundland, including procurement and management of qualified personnel for various service contracts with Nav Canada, the Government of Canada and Vale NL.



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