With a 56Kn pull-up, 5.20m stroke and a rotary head that can reach 650rpm and 9630Nm of torque, the MI6 rig was easily able to drill a 200mm diameter well to a depth of 75m

The Yorkshire Italian job

An insight into how an Italian-made drill rig was put to use at the base of a UK mine shaft

Underground Drilling

07 AUGUST 2020
Anglo American provides update on Woodsmith polyhalite project

Anglo American provides update on Woodsmith polyhalite project

Work continues at Woodsmith mine site following acquisition by Anglo American

Underground Drilling

04 AUGUST 2020
Keller drills with new technology at Woodsmith Mine

Keller drills with new technology at Woodsmith Mine

New drill technology has been employed by Keller at Sirius Minerals' Woodsmith Mine project

Underground Drilling

02 SEPTEMBER 2019
Sirius sets world record with vertical shaft sinking machine

Sirius sets world record with vertical shaft sinking machine

A new record has been set at the UK's Woodsmith Mine as operator Sirius sinks vertical shaft

Underground Drilling

19 JUNE 2019
Bauer's diaphragm walls for Woodsmith mine

Bauer's diaphragm walls for Woodsmith mine

How Bauer Technologies created the diaphragm walls for the Woodsmith polyhalite mine's shafts

Piling

08 MAY 2019
Sirius Minerals launches first tunnel boring machine

Sirius Minerals launches first tunnel boring machine

Sirius Minerals has named and launched the first of three tunnel boring machines at its UK project

Underground Drilling

17 APRIL 2019