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"Northwind Ltd. is pleased to be partners with many outstanding companies whose professionalism

and skill are instrumental in allowing us to create some of the most successful projects in Canada."

Fat Truck


Northwind is proud to announce that Northwind Industries Ltd is now the Official Dealer of Fat Trucks for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  For more information please contact us directly, and feel free to check out the full Fat Truck lineup at

Designed by Canadian-based Zeal Motor, Fat Truck vehicles are designed to transport people, materials, and tools to jobsites through just about any condition.

ZEAL MOTOR offers a comprehensive range of unmatched industrial off-road utility amphibious vehicles. The FAT TRUCK® series is engineered without compromise, setting new standards in value and performance for utilities, mining, pipeline operations, telecommunications, and search and rescue missions.


Mackenzie Delta Integrated Oilfield Services (MDIOS) is the largest recognized Inuvialuit corporate group, proudly employing more Inuvialuit and local residents and providing more local benefits than any other company in the region.

Our services include the following:


  • Turn-key project support, construction and general contracting

  • Heavy construction and oilfield equipment supply and transport

  • Ice road (overland & water course) construction, maintenance and repair

  • Gravel supply and construction of access roads and pads

  • Marine services, docks and staging areas

  • Camps, barge camps and catering

  • Fuel storage, handling and transportation


Northwind, E. Gruben’s Transport and Allen Services founded MDIOS to combine their strengths and infrastructure support and safely provide the best-in-kind integrated oilfield services possible to operators exploring the Mackenzie Delta/Beaufort Region.


MDIOS partners include:


Sugloo Marine

Sugloo Marine is a Transport Canada Certified freight & transport service operating during the June-to-October ice-free shipping season whose freight includes: construction supplies, household goods vehicles, and government freight.


We service the Mackenzie Delta region (mainly to the oil fields), the Arctic Red River in the delta region, and the hamlets of Akalavik, Fort McPherson, and Tuktoyaktuk on the Beaufort Sea Coast.


The Sugloo offers:


  • 20,000 lbs. Capacity24 Mile Radar

  • 5,000lb. Deck Crane

  • 2 - 330hp Volvo D6/DPH Sterndrives

  • Coast Guard Approved



Signature Boats:

  • Dennie Lennie  38-ft. open-bowed freight vessel

  • Tucho Mariner  40-ft. crew accomodation vessel

  • Sugloo  46-ft. 10.3 grt all aluminum landing craft


Complimentary Vessels

  •  2 Lower Mainland BC-built 12 passenger crew boats

  • Safety Cameras On-Board

  • Comfortable Seating

  • On-Board Washrooms

  • Furuno Navigation Electronics

  • Heated Cabin

Havgun Helicopters

Havgun Helicopters is a majority Inuvialuit-owned and controlled joint-venture partnership based in Tuktoyaktuk. Ownership includes E. Gruben’s Transport and Northwind Industries, as well as, minority owner Great Slave Helicopters. Havgun Helicopters is well-positioned to meet the needs of companies involved in infrastructure planning and development, mineral exploration, as well as, the oil and gas industry.

E. Gruben's Transport

E. Gruben's Transport is a major partner in the Mackenzie Delta Integrated Oilfield Services (MDIOS) group and controlling partner of Havgun Helicopters, E. Gruben Transport provides numerous essential services including:


  • Hauling drilling rigs

  • Oil & gas exploration & development 

  • Road construction contractors

  • Transportation logistics services 

  • Trucking service: local & long distance

  • Trucking service: open deck 

  • Warehousing & distribution: petroleum products 

  • Water hauling

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) was established with the overall responsibility of managing the affairs of the settlement region as outlined in the Final Agreement. Its mandate is to continually improve the economic, social and cultural well-being of the Inuvialuit through implementation of the IFA and by all other available means. 

Through a democratic process, Inuvialuit beneficiaries directly control IRC and its subsidiaries. Each Inuvialuit community – Aklavik, Inuvik, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok – has a community corporation with elected directors. The directors of the six community corporations elect the Chair/Chief Executive Officer of IRC. The Chairs of each Community Corporation, together with the Chair of IRC, form the IRC Board of Directors


Northwind Industries Ltd
P.O. Box 1130, 146 Navy Rd
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
867-777-2426 office        
867-777-3203 fax   

Kurt Wainman, CEO

Fred Bailey, V. P. Gen. Manager 

Northwind Auto                                                                           
Kara Skiffington, Manager
867-678-2950 office  
867-777-3203 fax                                         P.O. Box 1130, 61 Industrial Rd                   Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 

Northwind Heavy Equip Repair

Bruce Chesney, Manager                           867-777-5887 office  
867-777-5885 fax                                         P.O. Box 1130, 250 Airport Rd 
Inuvik NT, X0E 0T0

Northwind TRUKing 

Northwind Truking , Edmonton Depot           Steve Smith, Manager                                              587-521-1531 office                                     780-298-9998 cell                                         10418 Meyer Rd
Acheson, AB T7X 6A3 

Northwind Truking , Inuvik Depot                 Brent Feniuk, Manager

867-620-0420 cell
146 Navy Rd, P.O. Box 1130                         Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

Northwind Tire and Towing Ltd                                                  
Roy Hansen, Manager             
867-777-4747 office 
867-620-1041 cell 
P.O. Box 1920, 56 Industrial Rd
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0  

Northwind Petroleum Ltd

Brandon Monchuk, Manager 
867-777-3974 office
867-777-3174 fax
867-678-5190 cell   
P.O. Box 1130, 17 Distributor St 
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

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