TRACTO UK expands into Saudi Arabia with GRUNDODRILL 18ACS deal
Photo Credit To TRACTO UK

TRACTO UK expands into Saudi Arabia with GRUNDODRILL 18ACS deal

TRACTO UK expands into Saudi Arabia with GRUNDODRILL 18ACS deal

Pioneering German trenchless technology company, TRACTO, has a fully-fledged subsidiary for the UK market. TRACTO UK not only has the British Isles within their remit, but also the Middle East including Saudi Arabia.

Managing Director of TRACTO UK, Roger Wahl, recently concluded the successful sale of a high-tech GRUNDODRILL 18ACS drilling rig to customer, MTBC and was delighted to hand the machine over to Division Head, Husni Alyacoub.

M. Al-Barghash Trading Co. (MBTC), is a multi-award-winning Saudi-owned company that was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading engineering, procurement and construction company. Working in large-scale oil & gas pipeline, wellhead water and on-shore maintenance projects, the company operates from a huge industrial base that has modern facilities for fabrication, blasting, hydro-testing and a range of other competencies to support the multi-million $ projects the company undertakes. The large site is also future proofed for expansion and diversification into new areas.

In January 2020, MTBC successfully launched its Trenchless Technology division, headed by Husni Alyacoub, which has successfully completed major drillings and crossings in adverse working conditions using a large drilling rig. Now, as the principal OMPP (Onshore Maintain Potential Project) contractor for Saudi Aramco, the state-run petroleum and natural gas business, MTBC’s goal to expand overseas has become a reality and the company has added a further drilling unit to its fleet to undertake new projects.

The TRACTO GRUNDODRILL 18ACS, nicknamed the King of Rock for very good reason, is a sophisticated drilling rig capable of working productively in very difficult ground conditions, including hard rock. The unit was specified by MBTC and delivered in May 2023. Husni Alyacoub was instrumental in making the decision to buy the King of Rock;

Roger Wahl, MD of TRACTO to UK, said: “This is a key investment for our company and offers us class-leading quality and performance. The 18ACS offers advanced technology and state-of-the-art operation, but even more important is the aftersales support and spares availability which they could offer to MBTC; a huge edge among its competitors. We have had excellent service from the TRACTO Group and their general level of support and assistance has been very well received. We are looking forward to sending the new unit off on its first project imminently.”

The GRUNDODRILL 18ACS not only offers advanced technology with features including automatic bore mode, fully automatic rod exchange system, clamp and break-away facility, but a comfortable cab with user-friendly controls, ergonomic seat and air conditioning.

TRACTO UK expands into Saudi Arabia with GRUNDODRILL 18ACS deal
Roger Wahl, MD of TRACTO to UK is pictured at the official handover of the machine to MBTC in May 2023.

Post source : TRACTO UK

About The Author

Anthony has worked in the construction industry for many years and looks forward to bringing you news and stories on the highways industry from all over the world.

Related posts