Oromia cover image Oromia Water Works Construction Enterprise (OWWCE) is Ethiopia’s administrative government agency responsible for water projects in the Oromia Region. The region’s topographical picture shows mountains, arid deserts, agricultural plains and eroded ravines. OWWCE uses its Atlas Copco T3W water well rigs to get to the most difficult locations, often where there are no roads, to … Read more
Large agricultural communities need ground water to grow. One drilling company is doing that with the T3WDH. KLR Ethio Water Well Drilling PLC opened for business in 2005 with the intention of becoming a new player in the water well drilling business in Ethiopia. As KLR’s General Manager Fekadu Debalkie Alemayehu put it, “There’s a lot of opportunity here.” Fekadu said, “We are a country of 80 million people. Of those, 85 … Read more
Fourth generation drilling family diversifies with versatility of Atlas Copco T3W Things are looking up for the drilling market in the Green Bay region of Wisconsin, but Hintzke Well Drilling Inc. of New London soberly recalls how a series of threats these past few years seemed to conspire against them. There was the recession of 2008. Then came the incessant rains and widespread flooding in the … Read more
Water drilling connects to diamond mining In northwest Russia, about 120 km north of the Arkhangelsk region in the Verkhotina license area, an Atlas Copco T3W water well rig is hard at work. When traveling to the mine through rigid, demanding terrain (often covered in multiple inches of snow dependent upon the time of year) it’s evident that you’re traveling to … Read more
The T3W rig fits the environment and requirements for this northern California driller. Over the years, Greg Peters said he has drilled over 14,000 wells in California’s Sierra Foothills east of Sacramento. The average depth is about 400 feet, but many wells have been in the 1,000-foot range. At one time, his company ran as many as six rigs including four TH60s, a T3W and T4W drill. Today, … Read more
Atlas Copco drilling equipment used for community development. The Panamanian government supports the water needs of its people with two development entities. One is the Institute of Water & Infrastructure (IDAAN). The other is the Ministry of Development (MDA). They both use Atlas Copco drilling equipment to accomplish this goal. Supervising manager for rig maintenance inPanama, Nancy Gaitan, oversees both IDAAN and MDA … Read more
Pennsylvania Drilling Company, Stackhouse & Son, mixes its fleet with a TH60.   Dave Stackhouse, the son in Stackhouse & Son, Inc., has been a T3W user since the mid-90s. Recently Stackhouse broke from tradition, purchasing an Atlas Copco TH60 drill rig to go with his two-year-old T3W. “I’m happy with one of each,” he said. The new rig he purchased has a few different options, giving … Read more
Geothermal driller sets footage record with Atlas Copco DTH hammer and Rocket Bit. It can’t be stressed enough that, although geothermal drilling is done with all the same equipment and tooling as water well drilling, geothermal drilling requires a different mindset. Drillers who have done quarry work know what it means to punch holes in the ground to meet the footage demands of the customer. Geothermal work follows … Read more
Atlas Copco water well rigs fight arsenic with rotary mud drilling. A surging rural population brought boom times for residential waterwell drilling in eastern Wisconsin. For companies like Leo Van De Yacht Well Drilling of Green Bay, it has long been their bread and butter—even after the discovery of arsenic in the Fox River Valley’s aquifers in 1987. They are well skilled in the technique for … Read more
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