VLI DRILLING NEWS

Series 10000 Drill Rig Overhaul complete

VLID22 Overhaul Complete

15th November 2021

Appreciation to our drilling maintenance team for completing another 4 yearly drill rig Code D incident free and within budget targets.
 

VLID22 is like new again, ready for its next project!

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Yancoal Update

10th September 2021

VLI Drilling are contracted to provide UIS drilling services to both of Yancoal's underground operations - Ashton Coal and Moolarben. 
We have just commenced a major longhole dewatering project at Moolarben, where we will again be drilling out to distances in excess of 1600m for our client. Pictured are two of our drill crews onsite this week – Ben Rapp, Matt Greacen, Heke Collier and Mark Bailey.

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Ulan Complex Contract

23rd August 2021

On the back of securing a 3 year contract to provide drilling services to Glencore’s Ulan Complex, VLI crews have mobilised to site to complete a series of inseam dewatering boreholes for the Client. 
Pictured is Rig VLID25 on its way out west!

Series 1000 Drill Rig Underground

Simec Contract

4th August 2021

Locked in! 
VLI Drilling are proud to announce we have secured a 2 year contract extension at Simec Mining’s Tahmoor Mine to provide ongoing underground inseam drilling services to the client.
This news is a credit to our team onsite, who’s safety record and production output are a benchmark in the industry.
We're looking forward to continuing our great relationship with Tahmoor over the coming years!

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VLI Drilling Turn 25 Today

16th October 2021

We're proud to announce that today marks 25 years of operations for VLI's Drilling Division.

Valley Longwall Drilling commenced operations on the 16th October 1996, establishing a workshop on the outskirts of Muswellbrook NSW, and providing 3 modified hard rock drill rigs to the nearby Dartbrook Mine. 

Ownership of VLD has changed a few times over the years. Through various acquisitions, and organic growth, VLI Pty Ltd was formed soon after. This comprised of VLI Drilling, VLI Diesel and VLI Conveyors.

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RU OK Day 2021

R U OK Day 2021

19th August 2021

Today is R U OK? Day!
This year the message is 'Are they really OK?' 
Do you know how the people in your world are really going? Life's ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. 
So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going.

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Grasstree End of Project

19th August 2021

A moment in time for us today, as after 19 continuous years providing drilling services to Anglo American’s Grasstree Mine in Queensland, our time has come to an end as the Mine starts to wind down its Operations.
During the course of the project, VLI drilled a total of 1.3 million metres.
We would like to thank Grasstree staff past and present, and to everyone that has been involved in the project over the many years, especially our current drill crews who continued to perform at the highest standard every week until the final shift, we thank you all.