Norda Stelo Completes Acquisition of InnovExplo, Strengthening Its Position in The Mining and Metals Sector

Quebec City, PQ, May 1Norda Stelo has completed the acquisition of InnovExplo, in alignment with Norda Stelo’s vision to become the Canadian leader in smart operations from site to port, diversifying its mining and metals expertise.

This acquisition significantly enhances Norda Stelo’s capabilities to expertly manage large-scale mining projects throughout North America and internationally. Norda Stelo’ established impact engineering model, with a strong sustainability focus, complements InnovExplo’s strength in geology and mining engineering. Together with the acquisition of CWA Engineers in December 2023, they will provide clients with a comprehensive range of services across the entire value chain of critical, strategic, and precious metals, as well as industrial minerals.

Throughout 2024, InnovExplo’s operations and workforce will be integrated into Norda Stelo, with its leadership team central to driving future growth.


About Norda Stelo

Established in 1963 and headquartered in Quebec, Canada, Norda Stelo stands as an esteemed independent engineering firm. For six decades, it has been distinguished for its comprehensive expertise in executing integrated projects across a spectrum of sectors. These include transportation infrastructures like roads, ports, and railways, as well as diverse industries such as mining and metals, energy, and manufacturing and processing. The firm’s enduring legacy is marked by its commitment to innovation, quality, and the successful delivery of complex projects. The company supports its customers at every stage of their projects, emphasizing its commitment to quality, innovation, and value creation.

Norda Stelo operates in over 50 countries and is B Corp certified, demonstrating its commitment to the common good and sustainability. For more information on Norda Stelo and its services, visit


About Norda Stelo’s Innovations and Solutions Group

Norda Stelo’s Innovations and Solutions group develops and delivers innovative solutions and services to customers in road, port, and rail transport infrastructures, as well as in various industries including mining and metals, energy and manufacturing and processing. These solutions include asset management, ESG initiatives, decarbonization and the STELAR asset management technology platform. For more information on the Stelar platform, visit


About InnovExplo

InnovExplo, a well-established Canadian company founded in 2003, is an independent consulting firm in geology and mining engineering. With our range of services covering most aspects of a mining project, from early exploration to mining operations, we have authored numerous NI 43-101 studies and technical reports (Mineral Resource Estimates, Preliminary Economic Assessment, Pre-Feasibility Study and Feasibility Study) for exploration, open pit and underground projects.

Counting 34 professionals (engineers, geologists, and technicians) with offices in Val-d’Or, Longueuil and Quebec City, and non-office professionals including Sudbury (Ontario). InnovExplo conducts innovative, rigorous, and efficient studies leading to the development of mining projects in Canada and abroad. Its solid expertise in geology and mining engineering comes from its multidisciplinary team’s field experience and mastery of cutting-edge software. InnovExplo, a Canadian firm with an international reputation, is a must for expert advice, informed opinions and efficient solutions for mining and mineral exploration projects.

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