NORCAT’s Thunder Bay operations up and running

Lindsay Lane News

Central location part of expansion into northwest of province NORCAT‘s ongoing expansion plans into northwestern Ontario and the world have entered a new phase with the opening of its new office in Thunder Bay. The Mooney Avenue location, right behind the Greyhound bus station on Fort William Road, had a soft opening in May and is already up and running, …

NORCAT Unveils New Virtual and Augmented Reality Training Programs

Lindsay Lane News

NORCAT exploring value of augmented and virtual reality in training new miners The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is training the mining workforce of the future with its new virtual and augmented reality learning tools. At the 2018 PDAC convention in March, NORCAT offered live demonstrations of new technology and training methods the organization is in the process of …

NORCAT Launches Mine Rescue Simulation Training Tool at 2017 Canadian Mining Games

Hailey Short News

(Toronto, ON) – In collaboration with Ontario Mine Rescue and the Canadian Mining Games, NORCAT is excited to announce the launch of the NORCAT Mine Rescue Simulation training tool at the 2017 Canadian Mining Games held at the University of Toronto. The mine rescue simulation enables safe and effective training for hazardous and dangerous situations using gaming controller technology, replicated …

Boart Longyear wins $1.4m to develop new drilling technology

Hailey Short News

The government of Ontario in Canada has awarded Boart Longyear CAD$1.37 million for a new mineral exploration drilling site and for drilling systems technology. This investment from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) aims to improve safety for drillers, increase efficiency, reduce drilling costs and create jobs once the products are commercialised. The company will work at the Northern …

Boart Longyear To Locate Research-Development Center In Sudbury, Ontario

Hailey Short News

Boart Longyear, the world’s leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, was awarded $1.37 million by Ontario provincial government to support research and development of a mineral exploration drilling site and drilling systems technology. The company will locate its newest research and development center in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Facilities in North Bay and Mississauga, Ontario, are among the …

NORCAT and ThoroughTec Launch Global Mining Training and Development Partnership

Hailey Short News

(Las Vegas, NV) –  ThoroughTec Simulation, the world’s largest global supplier of surface and underground mining equipment simulators, and NORCAT have announced a formal partnership, working together to deliver world-class training programs designed to ensure workers in the global mining industry are both productive and safe in the workplace. The agreement between ThoroughTec and NORCAT, the world’s leading mine training …