Canadian Government Funds New Mining Facility
The Government of Canada is spending C$1.39 million to build a 12,000-square-foot facility at NORCAT's Underground Centre.
Announced last week, the facility will "...be used by innovative mining technology companies to develop, test and demonstrate innovative and emerging technologies in an operating mine environment."
The facility will include meeting rooms, shared office space and a workshop.
NORCAT's Underground Centre--located in Sudbury, Ontario--is used for hands-on training of mining equipment, as well as technology testing. NORCAT says its Underground Centre allows companies to develop, test, and showcase new and innovative technologies in an operating mine environment.
NORCAT CEO, Don Duval, said the funding will permit his organization to provide more services.
"A longstanding supporter and partner, the Government of Canada continues to recognize the value of NORCAT and the work we do to spur innovation, support skills training and help businesses develop and adopt new technologies and processes," said Duval.
"As Northern Ontario's largest innovation centre, we are thrilled to add this new above-ground facility to our Underground Centre that will help cement our reputation as a global destination for mining research and innovation,â€ť he added.