Drillcon's drilling services consist of surface and underground core drillings, percussion drillings, installations of ground water monitoring wells, versatile technical in-hole surveys and horizontal raise boring, as well as of other services related to drilling. Drillcon has 55 drilling units, and drills around 300km of core drilling holes per year. The drilling rigs range from light 50m units on rubber tracks to heavy-duty computer controlled 2,000m units.
Drillcon Group is Europe's leading company in diamond core drilling and a major raise boring contractor. Drillcon was established in 1963. Drillcon has been a public company since 2006 and is listed on First North MTF on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Its head office is located in Nora, Sweden. The Drillcon Group consists of the parent company Drillcon with its subsidiaries:
The main business for Drillcon Core and Smoy is core drilling and geological services in Scandinavia. Drillcon Iberia is the centre for raise boring in the group and is also looking after core drilling in Portugal.
Core drillings on the surface and underground are performed by units powered by diesel or electricity. Drillcon's capabilities include:
Percussion drillings are usually performed to obtain soil or rock samples or for securing a rock surface. Samples are taken by:
Drillcon offers a range of technical surveys and services related to drilling, including the following:
Drillcon Iberia is the base for Drillcon's raise boring operations. Drillcon introduced horizontal raise boring into the area in the early 90s and has today performed more then 60,000m of raise boring. Currently, we have a fleet of seven raise borers with capacities ranging from 0.66m to 4m in diameter. Drillcon has worked throughout Europe, all the way from Greenland to Greece. We have also recently carried out projects in Turkey, Israel and Bulgaria. Clients range from hydro power utilities and mining companies to wastewater authorities.
Drillcon´s Finnish subsidiary Smoy carries a large range of instruments and equipment for geophysical, geological and geotechnical services such as: