Drillcon Iberia

Drillcon Iberia SA is the Portuguese subsidiary in the Drillcon Group.

The Company’s main business is divided in two areas: Raiseboring for mining and civil construction and Core Drilling for exploration and geotechnical purposes. The main market is the Iberian Peninsula although work is carried out all over Europe. The company has its head office located in Braga in the north of Portugal. Drillcon Iberia has been the leading subsidiary within the group regarding Raiseboring. A key factor of success is to support the other subsidiaries’ growth in Raiseboring.

Through dedicated, safely performed projects Drillcon Iberia has grown over the years and become the leading Raisebore drilling contractor in Europe. The company possesses a great experience in all kinds of drilling and is known as a competent drilling contractor for special and complicated drilling works both underground and from surface. Besides that, the company has great experience in solving problems in urgent situations. This has been one key factor of success and established a long-term relationship with major mining companies such as Lundin Mining and Trafigura Group.

Environment, Safety and Quality have always highest priority. Drillcon has established management systems for these purposes and is certified according to OHSAS 18001. Another key factor is the Human Resources management. Drillcon has developed an internal trainee program for operators that consists of classroom and on-site training.

Diamond Core Drilling

Being the market leader within the segment Drillcon disposes over a modern and well maintained equipment. The crews are well trained and have experience in all different aspects of core drilling. The clients are international mining and construction companies in Europe and Latin America. We also provide solutions and carry out activities for the civil engineering segment, as well as for geotechnical investigations. Within the construction segment we provide solutions for the re-enforcement of water dams, ground re-enforcement and injection drilling. We also provide and perform Directional Core Drilling and positional surveys of completed holes, using state-of-the-art measurement instruments.

Raiseboring

Drillcon has increased the focus on the Raiseboring segment, and our aim is to be the market leader. Our fleet of raiseboring rigs is well maintained with a capacity from 0,66 to 6,5 meter in diameter. The clients are international mining and construction companies in Europe and Latin America. We can handle a full range of diameters and depths of openings. Our fleet of raiseboring rigs is modern and well maintained. Drillcon offers experienced management to the market, quality supervision and well trained operators to every project we perform. Our scope ranges from ventilation, ore and waste passes, production slot raises up to narrow vein mining. Drillcon also performs shaft sinking and rehabilitation projects in joint with our partner companies.

Geotechnical

Drillcon can also provide additional services like geotechnical surveys. This is a heritage from the acquisition of Suomen Malmi Oy. Within this segment, we provide services including bore hole deviation surveys, Ground Penetration Radar on surface and in-hole. We also offer services like Rock mechanical monitoring and Geological reporting.