Ottawa, Ontario, Monday, April 20, 2015– Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) is pleased to announce that Calian's Health Services team has been awarded an $11 million contract to provide nursing services to a major oil sands mining project in Western Canada.
Calian will be providing quality nursing services in support of both the occupational and non-occupational health care requirements for this project's 5,000+ person operation. Calian will support the operational needs of the site's Medical Centre 24 hours a day, seven days a week in accordance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety regulations for an isolated workforce. The contract starts May 1st, 2015 and runs for a period of five years.
"Calian is committed to delivering the best possible medical care to our clients, even in the most remote areas. We were pleased to have been chosen as the successful bidder and to add this major oil sands company to our growing list of health customers" stated Scott Murray, Vice President of Health Services at Calian.
"The second pillar of Calian's growth strategy is to diversify our client base and grow into new sectors. This win demonstrates Calian's health team's ability to leverage our strong national medical practitioner network to support new customers" said Kevin Ford, President and CEO. "It also reaffirms that there continues to be significant opportunities for the growth of our health services in the oil and gas industry and other sectors " he continued.