NEW PARTNERSHIP TO SERVE CANADA’S NORTH|
Iqaluit, Nunavut, June 28, 2010 – Qikiqtaaluk Corporation Inc. and Ocean Group Inc. have entered into a partnership to capitalize on the strengths of both firms. Tulaktarvik, an Inuit-owned company and the operating entity of the partnership, combines the know-how of Ocean with the Northern experience of Qikiqtaaluk, making available proven solutions to be adapted for use in the unique conditions of the Arctic.
Tulaktarvik, whose head office is in Iqaluit, will begin its operations in May 2010. Amongst its services, Tulaktarvik will provide ice-class harbour tugs, barges for cargo and for marine undertakings and works, underwater interventions, top-side ship repairs, ship construction, dredging, temporary wharf solutions and platform construction for Nunavut communities and the mining industry.
"Ocean is a world leader in its field. Tulaktarvik’s mission is to improve the development of marine services in Nunavut by bringing innovative solutions and services that support the growth of Nunavut infrastructure. Qikiqtaaluk Corporation has chosen Ocean Group as its partner because of the company's impressive track record in marine services. Tulaktarvik can offer wharf solutions to every Nunavut community as well as to the mining industry,” stated Harry Flaherty, President of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation.
Gordon Bain, President and CEO of Ocean Group added: "A joint venture with Qikiqtaaluk Corporation is a significant expansion to the existing cooperation between our two companies. For Ocean Group, it is important to cooperate in long term partnerships with reputable companies such as Qikiqtaaluk Corporation. This newly signed agreement will promote Tulaktarvik as a leader in the marine services industry in Canada’s North for years to come."
Vice President - Business Development
Ocean Group Inc.
Ms. Carole Campeau
Executive Director – Business Development
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