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Case Study published – Wassara is drilling faster, safer and more accurate in Zambia

The mine started production in 2012 and to reach deeper levels, there was a great need to extend the infrastructure.

Lubambe Copper Mine is an underground mining operation situated in the Zambian copper belt. The mine started production in 2012 and to reach deeper levels, there was a great need to extend the infrastructure.
 

Wassara’s water-powered drilling was chosen for many reasons:

  • The program ‘Because we care’
  • The need for long and flat holes
  • Very soft formations

The combination of the water-powered Wassara hammer and the water-powered drill rig from HPE was a true success for the mine. Not only had the drill holes been completed within the time schedule and deviation requirements of roughly 1 % but new standards for the work environment had been set as well.

 

Read the full version of the Case study here!

 

Case Study as PDF