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Our "Best For Project" Philosophy

About Cementation

Cementation is an underground mine contracting and engineering company, providing mine development and production services for Clients throughout the world. We are focused on safety and committed to our ultimate goal of zero harm within our operations.

We understand that mine owners are looking for safe work, engineering that adds value, and a contractor willing to work with them, and together meet budget and schedule challenges head on. Cementation is and has always been that contractor. Our best for project philosophy embodies all of these concepts.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision:
To fundamentally improve the way the global mining industry accesses and delivers the mineral resources that sustain and enrich our lives, for the benefit of all.

Our Mission:
To continually develop safer and better ways to deliver value, support our Clients and their projects, engage with our partners, honor our people and earn the respect of the communities we live and work in.

Corporate Values

Strategies change, values don't. Our corporate values remain constant regardless of strategy, Client, geographical location of work, and other dynamic factors within our business.

  • Our belief in working safely and eliminating injuries must pervade everything we do. We are committed to safety because it is the right way to work.
  • We want to treat our people well and give them every opportunity to succeed within our business and in life.
  • We want to establish and maintain long term relationships with Clients, suppliers, and partners.
  • We must be honest with our Clients and base project decisions on what is best for the project.
  • We want to be proud of the projects we carry out.
  • We strive to work as a team; within our own group, with our Parent company and sister companies, and with our Clients, suppliers and partners.
  • We cannot be afraid to try new ideas that do not compromise safety.
  • We must be performance driven, on our projects, in our head office, wherever we apply ourselves. This ultimately means results driven and action biased.

Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts has a long and proud heritage of more than a century and is today recognized as a multinational project lifecycle group. It’s the Group’s vision, by 2025, to be a leading multinational group that applies its project lifecycle capabilities to optimize client’s fixed capital investment. The Group achieves this by focusing its expertise and capacity on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions.

The Group delivers its capabilities into three global market sectors: oil & gas; metals & minerals; and power & water.

Murray & Roberts is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is listed on the JSE Limited. It has offices in Africa, Australasia, Europe and North America.

Murray & Roberts
Underground Mining Platform

The Murray & Roberts Underground Mining platform is comprised of five independently operated Cementation mine contracting and engineering companies, each established and carrying out work in Canada, the United States, South America, South Africa and Australasia. International projects outside of these regions can be handled by one of the companies, or as joint ventures between two or more of the five depending on the project requirements. Collectively, the Cementation companies have carried out projects in over 30 countries and under the Murray & Roberts underground mining platform work together, share global best practices and support each other with specialist personnel and equipment.

The Cementation mining companies making up the underground mining platform are owned by Murray & Roberts.

Kitikmeot Cementation Mining & Development Ltd

Kitikmeot Cementation Mining and Development Ltd (KCMD) is a partnership between Kitikmeot Corporation of Nunavut and Cementation Canada Inc. Established in 2005, the partnership services Northern underground mine development work while providing a platform for Inuit employment and training. KCMD is a mining partnership built on safety, success and respect for the North.

About Merit Consultants International,
a division of Cementation Canada Inc.

Merit Consultants international (Merit) provides Project and Construction Management services for surface facilities associated with the mining industry. Committed to keeping project control in the hands of the Owner while working seamlessly with the project’s engineering and construction groups, Merit acts as an extension of the Owner’s team to assist in the selection, coordination, operation and management of resources that are “best for project”. These resources include project and construction management personnel as well as estimating, scheduling, contract development and purchasing expertise for projects worldwide. Merit also manages studies, or carries out specific study areas or services from scoping through feasibility.

Terra Nova Technologies, Inc. (TNT)

Established in 1997 in San Diego, California and a member of the Cementation group of companies, Terra Nova Technologies, Inc. (TNT) has become a preferred partner to global Mining clientele, having executed approximately 75 material handling projects to more than 15 countries. With this diverse international footprint supported by offices in the USA and Chile, TNT has earned a solid reputation for delivering successful projects, cost effective quality designs and expert technical support for heap leach stacking systems, overland conveyors, underground conveyors, crushing and screening plants, in-plant conveyors, and agglomeration drums.

In addition our dedication to safety and excellence in service, TNT has earned a reputation as a technical innovator. TNT is the inventor of the patented Super Portable® mobile conveyor system that has been utilized for more than a decade in high capacity copper heap leach operations at capacities up to 10,000 tonnes per hour as well as in one of the world’s first dry tails stacking operations. Other innovations include modular designs to reduce time and cost and increase safety during construction. More recently TNT have adapted these modularized designs and Super Portable® technology for use in high capacity In-Pit Crushing and Conveying systems of up to 25,000 tonnes per hour.

TNT offers a single source solution, supporting our clients from concept through project implementation and plant operation with Engineering Study, Design-Supply, Early Contractor Involvement, EPC and Operate and Maintain contract models.

Indigenous Peoples Participation

Cementation Americas respects the rights of ancestral Indigenous peoples and we strive for Indigenous inclusion on the projects we execute for the mining industry. Cementation views that partnerships with the local Indigenous communities and mining companies should be based on trust and respect. Our goal is to respect the traditional lands of these communities while providing benefit and opportunity for all its citizens and local businesses. We recognize the importance of sustainable gains in employment and business as a direct result of the relationships built between Cementation and the Indigenous communities.

Cementation is committed to work closely with both the local communities and our clients - the mine owner to support and align any aspects of our agreement with that of an IBA or other benefit agreement that may be in place between the local community and the mine owner. We are there to work with both groups to deliver a successful project to the mine owner and at the same time maximize benefits and opportunities for the local Indigenous communities and their citizens.

Cementation will work with the Indigenous communities to promote economic benefits by providing opportunities that offer the ability to participate in the procurement of goods and services in support of Cementation operational and project requirements. Cementation understands the importance of capacity building for the local communities and our commitment extends to all citizens and businesses within these areas.

New Miner Training Program (NMTP) brochure

Cementation’s primary focus through these partnerships is our commitment to provide training and employment opportunities, positive Indigenous community relations, sustainable Indigenous business development and creating the awareness of opportunities within the mining industry through participation in community and educational fairs. We recognize the importance of the youth and our ability to educate them about the opportunities that exist for them within the mining industry. Through training and employment opportunities, Cementation recognizes the long-term benefit for both the local community citizens and the mining companies.

Cementation embraces a cultural norm that invites the full participation of Indigenous peoples into all aspects of the business operations and where our leadership and employees are welcoming of Indigenous peoples, their experience and outlooks. We value diversity.

Our mission is to earn the distinction of being the employer of choice for all Indigenous communities.

Partnerships Built on Trust and Respect for Community, Safety and the Environment brochure

Cementation Americas Group of Companies

The Cementation group based in the Americas is comprised of the following companies:

  • Cementation Canada Inc.
  • Cementation Mining Mexico SA de CV
  • Cementation Québec
  • Cementation Sudamérica SpA
  • Cementation USA Inc.
  • Kitikmeot Cementation Mining and Development Ltd. (KCMD)
  • Merit Consultants International
  • Terra Nova Technologies, Inc.


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