Tahltech Drilling Services Ltd., (Tahltech) is a partnership between the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) and Geotech Drilling Services Ltd. (Geotech); which was created to provide opportunities in the drilling industry to the communities within the Tahltan First Nation Territory.
The TNDC and Geotech recognised the opportunity to build a relationship between Geotech and the local community within the Tahltan Nation Territory and the partnership was formalized in 2016. This partnership allows Tahltech the opportunity to give back to communities in the region, and offers training and employment for the Tahltan people. Concurrently, it contributes to the economic base of the Tahltan region. The partnership will see Tahltech become the preferred drilling company operating in Tahltan territory, providing exploration, geotechnical, environmental, construction and other specialized drilling services for resource and infrastructure development projects. TNDC and Geotech will collaborate to secure drilling work on projects in Tahltan territory. Under the agreement, Geotech also will provide subcontracting, employment and training opportunities to Tahltan members.
Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) is the business arm of the Tahltan Nation. TNDC benefits from sustainable, responsible business and economic development opportunities in the region that lead to job creation, training and business opportunities for Tahltan members. TNDC provides a full suite of specialized contracting services for the building construction, forestry, hydroelectric power, mining and road construction industries as well as support operations in administration and accounting, ground transportation and heavy equipment hauling. Together with its service partners, and backed by a trained and experienced local workforce, TNDC is able to support all aspects of resource and industrial development projects occurring in Tahltan territory. For more information, visit www.tndc.ca.
Geotech Drilling Services Ltd (Geotech) provides industry leading exploration, geotechnical, environmental, construction, and geothermal drilling services by providing a safe working environment for our solution minded personnel, maintained and current equipment, and long term client relationships. Since 1996, Geotech has achieved ongoing growth while remaining focused on the long-term objective of being operationally excellent. By adhering to Geotech’s core values and committing to a behaviour-based safety culture, Geotech is able to maintain a leading position in the exploration drilling industry.
Tahltech primarily offers exploration coring drilling services to mining clients in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. Beyond exploration drilling, Tahltech also offers services for infrastructure investigations to obtain information required by clients including boreholes completed with various in-situ tests and installations. Testing and installation techniques include, but are not limited to;
- Packer tests (pneumatic and hydraulic)
- Shelby tubes
- Falling Head Tests
- Core orientation
- Monitoring wells
- Vibrating wires
- Slope inclinometer casings
- De-watering pumps
- Nested installations
Geotech has completed many drilling programs in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia, and looks forward to the increased potential through this new venture with our TNDC partners.