Here you can read how our water-powered technology has helped our customers in different projects, all around the world.
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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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
Energy storage in Lund, Sweden
A project with strict restrictions regarding the water returned to the sewage system.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.