Cemex hires local drilling experts D-Drill
Cemex, who generate more than £1 billion worth of global annual sales, called in D-Drill, who is based in Shilton, near Coventry, to diamond drill blast holes through the refractory of the kiln that processes materials into cement. The work had to be completed over a weekend to allow Cemex to return to full operation when the working week commenced again.
Stuart Gould, a D-Drill technician, said: “There is occasionally a build-up of material within the refractory and it needed blasting out – it was our job to drill the holes to allow that to happen. It’s a very important operation for Cemex because it would have halted production had it not been resolved.Therefore, it was crucial that we got the job done across a weekend and we were delighted to be able to achieve that aim.”
D-Drill is a UK leader in diamond drilling and demolition work. The company recently won an international award at the International Concrete Drilling and Sawing Association Project Awards in Las Vegas.