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WJ win BDA 2022 Industry Excellence Award

Building a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for everyone is a major part of WJ’s ethos, and therefore this week everyone at WJ is celebrating WJ’s Commachio plug-in electric drilling rig winning the the Industry Excellence Award at the British Drilling Association’s Annual Awards on Saturday 12 November, at the Gateshead Hilton.

The judges recognised the benefits that the emissions free machinery brings to a project, for its operators and wider society in reducing the carbon footprint of drilling activities.

Stuart Ward, WJ’s Drilling Manager, receiving the award from Paul McMann, BDA Chair and Alfie Moore, celebrity compere

Richard Fielden, WJ’s Managing Director said; ‘ We are really pleased to receive this award. Going fully electric was a bold move in our sector and requires much more pre planning and collaboration with our clients to organise and distribute main electricity but the benefits are worth it and can bring substantial cost savings.’

The MC6 is currently working on an underground drilling project where the lack of diesel fumes is a major advantage over traditionally powered rigs.

You can learn more about the MC6 and WJ’s other electric plant which forms part of a move towards net zero C02 emmissions here.

Dan CarpenterWJ win BDA 2022 Industry Excellence Award
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