Friday, December 24, 2010

Schramm's Contract for Navy Water Well Drilling Requirements

Schramm, Inc., a leading manufacturer and global supplier of mobile hydraulic drill rigs, today announced it was awarded a multi-million dollar contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support, America’s combat logistics support agency. Schramm will design and build 12 T450MIIA Top Head Drive, truck mounted hydraulic drilling rigs for use by the U.S. Navy in drilling of water wells. The deal, which includes support vehicles and accessories, is the first for Schramm with the U.S. Navy.

The contract was awarded based on technical specification and a competitive bid. Schramm competed against multiple suppliers to receive the lucrative contract award. The rigs will be custom designed from Schramm’s T450MIIA base model, which is used by water well contractors worldwide.

Project criteria included drilling a 12” Diameter Hole to depths of 1,200 feet using mud rotary, and 6” Diameter Hole to a depth of 1,500 feet through rock formations. In addition, the rigs had to fit into a C-17 aircraft for worldwide transportation. As part of the agreement, Schramm, Inc. will provide 12 of the following: Water Well Drilling Packages; Schramm Model T450MIIA Drilling Rigs; Water Well Drilling Rig Support Vehicles and Water Well Drilling Rig Accessory Packages for the Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center in Port Huememe, CA.

“This is a significant contract for Schramm because it establishes an important new relationship with another branch of the U.S. Military,” says Fred P. Slack, Vice President of Business Development for Schramm. “We have long standing relationships with other branches of the military delivering drilling rigs to their demanding specifications. This contract to supply the U.S. Navy allows us to demonstrate our capabilities in producing high-quality, rugged truck mounted drill rigs for water well applications in demanding conditions worldwide.”

The Schramm T450MIIA is a truck mounted drill rig engineered primarily for applications using combination air rotary, mud rotary and DTH hammer drilling methods. The truck engine provides reliable power for all hydraulic, mud and air systems. Rugged top head drive rotation and efficient pipe handling provides high productivity on diverse job sites.

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