Canadian Mining Journal


PARTNERSHIP: Cementation partners with Nortech to create Inuit firm

NORTH BAY, Ont. – Cementation Canada has registered ‘Nortech-Cementation Canada Labrador LP’, a limited partnership between Nortech Holdings of Happy Valley Goose Bay and Cementation, as an Inuit business with the Nunatsiavut Government.

The Voisey’s Bay nickel mine is going underground. Credit: Vale Canada.

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

“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 as well as other business opportunities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Eric Kohtakangas, VP operations at Cementation Canada.

“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” says Sharon Langdon, president of Nortech.

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.

Cementation is well known to the mining community as a mine and facilities contracting and engineering company. For more information, visit