drilling above the arcticAbout four hundred kilometres north from Arctic Circle lies one of the most fascinating sceneries of Finland, Arctic lake of Kilpisjärvi and its holy mountain of Saana.On Western shores of the lake Kilpisjärvi lies a Tripoint, the Three Country Cairn, land-mark between northmost Sweden, Norway and Finland while European Route E8 passes the lake using the eastern side lower altitude passage on its way to Tromsa, Norway. E8 is an important part of goods transport route in Northern Europe and a part of Nordic Way, a new Intelligent Transport System test in arctic conditions called Aurora. Aurora enables testing connected and automated driving as well as intelligent infrastructure asset management tests and trials on cross-border corridor E8. The ecosystem facilitates testing in all conditions. A part of E8 modernization and road upgrade project is the im-provement of the bridges in Kilpisjärvi region. A Keller company, Sotkamon Porapaalu, carried out all bridge foundation work by drill-ing 8 pieces of 406 mm casing and 14 pieces of 813 mm casing with average depth of 18 meters having 4 meters rock sockets in solid granite. Drilling was performed during the winter months offering very little ambient light . During the drilling period, in the middle of January, there was only 1-2 hours of daylight temperature being -10 - -30 degrees C°.

Expanded access and support for HDD rock tooling

HDD Product Range RDO CroppedTwo of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry's leading equipment and tooling manufacturers, Mincon and Vermeer, have formed a distribution alliance to expand contractors access to quality rock tooling worldwide. As part of the agreement, Vermeer dealers are now the exclusive channel for Mincon HDD Air Hammer Systems, HDD Pull Reaming Hammers and HDD support equipment including HDD support stations and oilers globally, except for the Scandinavian region which will continue to be serviced by Mincon Nordic.

Mincon MP180Mincon are proud to announce the latest addition to its MP range of DTH hammers, the Mincon MP180 hammer. The tool has been designed for use in the foundation and geotechnical , oil and gas and water well markets.

Mincon Group PLC Building 40 YearsMincon Group plc, the Irish engineering group specialising in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products is celebrating its 40th year in business in 2017.

Mincon PPV Spiral FlushMincon Group plc, the Irish engineering group specialising in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products announces the acquisition of PPV Finland.

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MINExpo 2016 was held in Las Vegas in September 2016. MINExpo is the world’s premier mining show and is held every 4 years. An estimated 40,000 people representing over 130 countries attended MINExpo 2016.

Mincon Group PLC MP120 MP90Once again Mincon have raised the bar for DTH Hammer productivity.
The latest additions to Mincon’s premium MP DTH line, the new Mincon MP90 and MP120 Hammers are delivering outstanding performance results.

Mincon at Mine Expo 2016MINExpo 2016 was held in Las Vegas in September 2016. MINExpo is the world’s premier mining show and is held every 4 years. An estimated 40,000 people representing over 130 countries attended MINExpo 2016.