SWECO NORGE AS / SWECO FELT NARVIK
Sweco plans and designs the sustainable communities and cities of the future. As a result, they are able to achieve sustainable construction and functional infrastructure, in addition to enabling the supply of electricity and clean water.
Sweco employs a total of 17,500 people in northern Europe to ensure that the company’s customers receive just the right expertise and know-how for their various projects. Every year, the company is involved in different projects in some 70 countries worldwide.
Sweco’s net sales are around two billion euros, and the company is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB.
Sweco established its own ground investigations department on January 2019 under the leadership of two former drilling directors from the Norwegian road administration. The directors have experience of several different types of drilling rigs and have been using the GM8 and ENVI rigs since 2011.
With the help of Sweco Sverige, the field department started operations when it acquired a GM75 rig equipped with ENVI. The lightweight soil investigation rig was an excellent 2012 model but was somewhat outdated and did not have a compressor onboard. In 2020 we decided to purchase a new drilling rig, and acquired a GM100 track-mounted rig with the same sturdy mast the GM8 model has. We chose Geomachine because our drilling managers are familiar with these rigs and the ENVI drilling system
Stig Bjarne Larsen, Director of Drilling Operations
It was important for SWECO FELT NARVIK to acquire a rig that was tried and tested and already familiar to the staff.
The company needed a drilling rig that had been proven in the field and met all requirements. The climate in northern Norway is cold, the terrain is rough and distances to the nearest repair shops are long. Geomachine supplies spare parts quickly and their customer service operates around the clock, every day of the year. Geomachine also has a reliable maintenance representative in Norway – PTO Teknikk based in Oslo.
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