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EY, NORCAT announce enhanced collaboration to support mining transformation

Ernst & Young eyes Sudbury location in establishing Americas Mining and Metals Centre of Excellence
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Ernst and Young is establishing a presence at the NORCAT Underground Centre north of Sudbury. (Supplied photo)

SUDBURY, ON – May 11, 2021: Ernst and Young LLP (EY), one of the world’s leading professional services firms, is working with NORCAT to build the skills, expertise and innovative solutions needed to help support the mining and metals industry through transformation. Collaboration between EY and NORCAT, in addition to access to the NORCAT Underground Centre, will provide a foundational support system and the appropriate resources for EY to power its new Americas Mining and Metals Centre of Excellence.

One of NORCAT’s aspirational goals is to serve as the global one-stop shop for all that is the future of mining technology and innovation. To deliver on this priority, NORCAT offers the world’s only operating mine designed to enable startups, small and medium enterprises, and international companies to develop, test, and demonstrate emerging technologies that are poised to transform the global mining industry.

“The NORCAT Underground Centre has proudly become the global destination to 'see and touch' all that is the future of mining. Using our 'active laboratory,' we connect and broker relationships between mining technology companies and global mining companies, creating an ecosystem like no other in the world,” cites Don Duval, NORCAT’s CEO. “We are very excited that EY, a global leader with a well-founded reputation in the mining industry, has opted to establish a presence with us to help enable their new Centre of Excellence.” 

The EY Americas Mining and Metals Centre of Excellence offers companies access to cutting-edge services and innovation-led solutions that meet the most pressing needs of mining and metals businesses today and in the future. Supported by NORCAT, EY will have unique opportunities to engage with emerging technology companies, global mining companies and ultimately formulate more robust insights and perspectives into the future of the global mining industry.

“Whether it’s supporting new infrastructure or enabling the energy transition, the mining and metals industry is positioned to receive a significant demand in the foreseeable future. But companies are going to need to make the necessary changes and investments today if they want to capture growth tomorrow,” says Theo Yameogo, EY Americas mining and metals leader. “By joining forces with NORCAT, we’ll not only be able to deliver extended expertise and capabilities but have the infrastructure needed to test and deliver business transformation and innovation initiatives to support companies’ growth ambitions.”

The presence of EY further validates and recognizes the growing and vibrant mining technology and innovation cluster anchored by NORCAT in Sudbury, Ontario.

NORCAT is a leader in skilled labour training and development and serves as the one-stop shop for all that is the future of mining technology and innovation. As a company, we are proud of our programs, resources, and services that enable us to improve technology adoption, productivity, and safety in the global skilled labour industries.

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