Mining company Vale Canada has awarded a contract to cleantech company BluMetric Environmental to provide eco engineering services.
Under the C$3.2m ($2.6m) contract, BluMetric will undertake tasks such as drilling, monitoring, pumping of wells, aquifer tests. and groundwater and surface-water sampling for five years.
BluMetric will incorporate the data collected during the project into the existing GIS-based Environmental Information System developed for Vale.
BluMetric Professional Services group president Nell van Walsum said: "This new contract emphasises not only the stability of our long-time client relationships, but the effectiveness of our expanding technology reach and service offering.
"We have been intent on building our skillsets in areas that are highlighted by client needs, and this demand-sensitive strategy has been very effective for the professional services group in this instance."
Similar services and contracts could be added during the next five years under the contract.
Project skills required to carry out the project include hydrology and hydrogeology, groundwater and surface-water testing and management.
BluMetric Environmental CEO Roger Woeller said: "Our focus on strategic corporate growth strategies is rewarded by this type of contract.
"This contract demonstrates the strength of this approach and it will remain an essential component of our overall strategy and our base for growth."