Wagenborg Foxdrill is renowned for its specialised activities in the energy sector. You also find a team of experts of a totally different calibre at Wagenborg Foxdrill: technicians who master every secret of engines, pumps and related equipment. David Kamphuis is Job Preparation Engineer for this type of work and gives a behind-the-scenes insight.
In Graben-Neudorf, Germany, near Karlsruhe, Deutsche ErdWärme is busy with the realization of its first geothermal project. Two wells will be drilled to a depth of around 3 700 metres to extract thermal water that will be used to generate electricity and heat for around 10 000 households.
Starting out as a drilling contractor, Wagenborg Foxdrill is now an all-round service provider for the oil, gas and renewables industry, offering a range of services ranging from installation and assembly work to inspections and maintenance. Quinlan: “In practice, our competent teams often work at great heights. This is, of course, a challenging work environment. That is why we prepare all activities extensively, plan down to the last detail, and train our employees regularly. We target clear HSEQ objectives and solid performance. With this we strive for safe and innovative solutions in the field of maintenance, inspection and repair of (drilling) installations on land and offshore locations.”
For many years Wagenborg Foxdrill has been a trustworthy partner of the Italian offshore firm Saipem. Having worked together on a variety of drilling asset related projects in all corners of the world, a solid relationship has been formed between both companies. This partnerships continues after an enquiry from Saipem’s Offshore Drilling team early 2019: the Saipem 12000, a 6th Generation ultradeepwater drill ship, was due for a Special Periodic Survey and required specialised support. We talk to project manager Bart Oude Ophuis about this project.