On the upgrade

Today’s cost-conscious mining houses and drilling contractors are asking themselves: to replace or to rebuild? Nia Kajastie looks into the options and what’s involved in drill-rig rebuilds

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An Atlas Copco technician performing a RigScan audit before rebuild

Drilling rigs working on mine sites often represent large capital investments, and to safeguard these assets and guarantee optimal performance, a rigorous maintenance programme is essential.