RAISE DRILLING2017-10-05T09:15:28+00:00

We are the only manufacturer of raise drills in Australia, and have designed and manufactured 10 of the industry leading Strata series of raise drills in Kalgoorlie. Fact.

This excellence started in 1986 when we set the world record by drilling a 1,036m deep hole at a diameter of 6 metres, something our competitors said couldn’t be done. Since then we’ve continuously pushed the envelope – including pioneering RVDS technology, which means we can drill to 0.01% accuracy. Don’t believe us? Here’s just a couple of facts that prove it:

  • Our 930m, 6m diameter raise borehole at Cadia Mines, NSW is Australia’s largest completed raise bore hole
  • In the last 4 years we’ve successfully reamed over 4,300m at between 5.5m and 6.5m diameter
  • All 21 raise drill rigs operated in Australia are owned by RUC Cementation Mining Contractors
  • At the Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia, we successfully drilled a ventilation raise pilot hole, with a final deviation of just 20 mm over a 1,300 m raise – a variation of less than 0.002%