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Feb 11, 2021
Drilling business DDH1 launches $150m IPO

Drilling business DDH1 launches $150m IPO

Australian drilling firm DDH1 Group has launched a $150 million initial public offering valuing the company at $376.5 million. The group comprises the three brands DDH1 Drilling, Strike Drilling and Ranger Drilling. Founded in 2006, it operates a fleet of 96 mineral drilling rigs to support drilling programs throughout Australia. The prospectus indicates the business is expected to del...

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Oct 31, 2020
Roc-Drill heads north after Ravenswood contract win

Roc-Drill heads north after Ravenswood contract win

Roc-Drill is relocating its headquarters to Townsville after winning a six-year contract to conduct production blast hole drilling at the Ravenswood Gold mine. The company plans to have 11 silenced drills and a large array of support equipment on the project, as well as employing more than 70 local personnel at the gold site. The Epiroc T40 and T45 drills on the project would represent the ...

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Oct 14, 2020
Here’s the drill on new training offerings

Here’s the drill on new training offerings

The Australian Drilling Industry Association has launched two new courses to give non-drillers a better handle on aspects of the industry. The two online offerings that kicked off last month focus on exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling, following on from an existing course in waterwell drilling for project managers, according to ADIA chief executive officer Peter Hall. “These cou...

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Jun 22, 2020
Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Greek philosopher Socrates, somewhere around 400BC, said ‘beware the bareness of the busy life’.  General manager of Eagle Drilling NQ Sally Forgan draws on that sentiment by adopting the ‘work hard, rest easy’ philosophy. That’s more easily done in Charters Towers, where the surface exploration drilling company bases its operations, she says. The ‘Towers’ is one of the oldest and most e...

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