``In May 2016, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta experienced the largest natural disaster in Canadian History. The 2016 Horse River Wildfire forced the evacuation of 88,000 people, destroyed over 2,500 dwellings, and had an estimated combined direct and indirect monetary impact of $8.9 billion. Our entire Region was affected. Our residents, businesses, and families struggled to understand the consequences and how to rebuild their lives.

NOR-EX Engineering was contracted to lead and plan our Region’s recovery from this unprecedented disaster. They provided direct leadership of the newly formed Municipal Recovery Task Force, a dedicated embedded recovery planning team, and expert disaster recovery knowledge and advice.

Over a 13-month period, NOR-EX Engineering capably navigated the complexity of this unprecedented disaster recovery. They demonstrated exemplary collaboration with elected officials, senior public servants, and key regional and provincial stakeholders. They not only addressed the immediate and long-term consequences of the wildfire but actively promoted increased resiliency and build back better principles at the Regional level. NOR-EX’s leadership, planning, policy advice, and critical thinking were instrumental to our Region’s recovery from the 2016 Horse River Wildfire.``

Mayor Melissa Blake - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

“The team at NOR-EX provided communication, strategic planning, funding and project management tools helping the Renewal Office Team to effectively implement our recovery action plan.”

James Thackray, Chief Administrative Officer - Town of High River

``NOR-EX provided ice bearing capacity and ice thicknesses measurements, in support of an ice bridge crossing of the Athabasca River, north of Fort McKay Alberta, for Teck Resources winter work. NOR-EX’s rapid response, prompt effective communication and risk management feedback supported the project requirements while greatly assisting in the safe ice crossing of the river.”

Tom Becker, Manager Field Operations - Norwest Corporation (April 2016)

“Over the past two winter seasons, NOR-EX’s comprehensive project management approach has been a key contributor to the ongoing success of the Meadowbank-Amaruq winter hauling program. They are responsive, reliable, and client-focussed while assisting in the provision of professional ice engineering advice; determining safe bearing capacity for haul loads; providing quality assurance for ice thickness measurements; conducting visual ice inspections to verify ice integrity; and making valuable improvements to our ice safety program. The NOR-EX team were a fundamental component in completing our ambitious 2017 season hauling program in a shorter timeframe despite extremely challenging weather conditions.”

Serge Dumont, Amaruq Site Manager - Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

``The Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road Joint Venture achieved very significant annual cost savings as a result of NOR-EX’s optimization strategy.`` Read More

Ron Near, Director of Winder Road Operations - TCWRJV

``NOR-EX Engineering provided great analysis and relevant, practical advice to the Town of Slave Lake to strengthen Alberta’s resiliency in the field of public safety. Their approach to client relationships, planning methodology, stakeholder engagement, written communications, and overall delivery of services were of a very high calibre. NOR-EX did a fantastic job providing us with the information we were searching for and adhered to the timelines we had agreed upon. NOR-EX is a great company to work with and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Mayor Tyler Warman and Brian Vance, Chief Administrative Officer - Town of Slave Lake (March 2016)