Meehan Drilling undertook a water well drilling project at the new waste incinerator site at the Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire. The power station is being built at a cost of £300m and will produce 60-80 megawatts of power. We were contracted to drill 2 x 508mm large diameter water wells to a depth of 30 metres. The formation was extremely loose. However, it had a high-water yield.
Our dual rotary drilling rig was used to carry out the works due to the tight access to site, limited space to set up, restricted time frame to carry out the project, and difficult formation. The dual rotary method was ideal for this project as it maintains well integrity at all times as the casing advances with the drill head. This means there is a very low risk of a down hole collapse. When the drilling was completed, a screened liner and gravel pack was installed. Both wells had an approximate yield of 30-50 litres per second. The project took a total of 6 days to complete.
Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire
Commercial groundwater supply
Unstable formation containing gravel
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