Drill rig headed to Madinah for mosque expansion
Zahid Tractor’s rental division has sold its first Bauer BG39 drilling rig in the Middle East. The rig was sold to Huta Foundation Works Co, and will be used for the Madinah Holy Mosque expansion.
The BG39 drill rig is a 33.4 metre high rig, with an effective line pull (single layer) from the main winch of 355kN. Equipped with six 4.9 tonne counterweights, the tracked rig has an uncased drilling diametre of 2,800mm (or 2,500mm when cased).
As a result of the sale, Zahid’s rental division was presented with the Sales Appreciation Award 2013 for outstanding sales and achievement by Bauer Group. Zahid Tractor was appointed the exclusive dealer for Bauer drilling rigs, tools and accessories in Saudi Arabia in 2010.
Bauer recently conducted a machine operator training course at the Zahid Learning Center, the second of many training courses that will reportedly continue to be offered.
The course taught machine operators about the best operation and drilling methods that require the highest safety precautions. Once the training is successfully completed, Bauer presents a license indicating the individual is qualified to work as a Bauer piling rig operator.