Case Study Archive

Here you can read how our water-powered technology has helped our customers in different projects, all around the world.

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  • LKAB Wassara launches new global borehole surveying service

    Since 2021, LKAB Wassara has been performing surveying services globally, using our own gyro, the Wassara Explorer.

  • Drilling scaled up iron ore production in LKAB mines by water-power

    Today, all production drilling at LKAB is operated with the water-powered DTH hammer from Wassara

  • Water-powered drilling in water-rich formation near Malmö harbour

    By drilling with Wassaras water-powered DTH hammer instead, the water in the formation was not affected at all and the delay was heavily reduced.

  • Drilling for opening slots with speed and precision in Chile

    The San Geronimo mine in Chile was facing the challenge of creating open slots with a high productivity in a safe manner.

  • Energy storage in Lund, Sweden

    A project with strict restrictions regarding the water returned to the sewage system.

  • Jet-grouting for the Brenner Base-tunnel between Austria and Italy

    LKAB Wassara’s W120 water-powered hammer played a decisive role in the making of the tunnels going under the river Isarco, near Fortezza in Italy.

  • Water-powered drilling in confined galleries in Angostura Dam

    When complete, the Angostura Hydroelectric Plant will deliver power to around 300 000 households. The bedrock needed water-proofing, this was …

  • Water-powered drilling in the very sensitive Wolf Creek Dam

    The rehabilitation of the Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky, USA, started in 2007. Wassaras waterpowered drilling equipment was chosen for …

  • Sustainable and accurate drilling for securing an immersed train tunnel in Stockholm

    The City Line railway project builds a six km long commuter train tunnel under the central parts of Stockholm, Sweden

  • Jet-grouting columns in difficult geology in Hässleholm, Sweden

    A storage building has been constructed in Hässleholm, Sweden. The ground needed stabilization as the geology presented sand and friction …

  • Wassara goes under water in New York

    New York City needs a new water supply system, and the contractor for this big project decided to use the Wassara W50 hammer on their Robbin’s TBM-machine

  • New ground engineering hammer, tested in Södertälje Canal, Sweden

    Wassara´s new hammer developed specifically for Ground Engineering was tested in a casing advancement application during dredging works for widening …

  • Wassara is drilling faster, safer, and more accurate in Lubambe Copper Mine

    The combination of the water-powered Wassara-hammers and the water-powered drill rig, provided by the contractor HPE, achieved optimal drilling conditions.

  • Geo-energy in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden

    In the very heart of Stockholm, a building needed heating and cooling. This project required a method that provided a safe working environment, was environmentally friendly and could drill straight holes.

  • Bringing geothermal energy to office workers with deep casing drilling

    Thanks to Wassaras water-powered DTH hammer, drilling passed without incident through the different formation layers.

  • Water-powered drilling Changuinola 1 RCC Dam

    The Wassara technology was used for drilling the foundation drainage and grouting holes and was chosen as it has delivered …

  • LKAB Wassara surveying in the Italian Alps

    With a successful launch of the LKAB Wassara Surveying Services during 2021, the operation has now expanded outside of Scandinavia.