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EPC’s contract fleet renewal continues with a FlexiROC D55 delivered to Criggion, Wales

EPC UK FlexiROC D55 Criggion
EPC-UK, specialists in the manufacture, storage and distribution of commercial explosives, and drilling and blasting services, is continuing to invest in their drilling capabilities with the acquisition of a new FlexiROC D55 rig from Epiroc. The FlexiROC is one of seven new Epiroc rigs that form part of a scheduled renewal of EPC’s fleet during 2019.

The D55 has high-performance capabilities in both quarry and mine environments and perfectly matches EPC’s high standards for innovation and safety, whilst also delivering in terms of economy and productivity.

The rig will be used to drill 4–5in diameter holes and is capable of drilling to depths of up to 40m, as well as having free air delivery of 729 cubic feet per minute (345 litres/s) at 30-bar pressure, the D55 is designed to deliver a 20% faster penetration rate than a 25-bar drill rig, thereby providing greater fuel efficiency and more cost-effective results. With its compact footprint, it’s also an easily transportable machine, designed with safety and innovation at its’ core. The FlexiROC D55 is a rig that has been part of the EPC fleet for some time and has proved itself as an important part of their efficient and productive drilling operation.

"We are specialists within the drilling and blasting sector and to consistently achieve our exacting standards, we only invest in the most suitable, efficient equipment. Epiroc provide this for us with their drill rig product range."

Ben Coppock, National Operations Manager EPC-UK

2019 Local Press release United Kingdom FlexiROC