In August of 2016, The Gilbert Group with headquarters located in Chicoutimi, Quebec, signed on as a Tomahawk™ System licensee offering trenchless water main rehabilitation services in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario. The company will begin offering the innovative Tomahawk™ airborne lining services in 2017.
The Gilbert Group is a family-owned Canadian company founded in 1957 with over 800 employees. Visit their website at www.groupegilbert.com. To watch the Gilbert Group's 5 minute promotional video on YouTube click here, and to download a Tomahawk™ brochure, click here.
The Tomahawk™ System is used to clean and restore deteriorated water mains up to SSPC-SP6/NACE No. 3 equivalent surface using abrasives in a high-volume, low-pressure airstream in preparation for lining while using little to no water. Immediately following cleaning and preparation, the Tomahawk airborne lining process uses a high-volume, low-pressure airstream and aerodynamically engineered devices to deliver lining material to the pipe walls for a continuous AWWA class I barrier coating. Developed in association with the Center for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies at the University of Waterloo, this method provides a low cost trenchless solution for rehabilitating aged water mains. The application restores water quality, flow capacity and also prevents further interior pipe corrosion. For more information about the Tomahawk™ System, please visit www.tomahawksystem.ca