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Lafarge Saves Big on Blasting

Lafarge is implementing a worldwide initiative to optimize drilling and blasting operations across its 600 sites globally. The initiative aims to reduce costs, increase safety and lessen the impact on the environment. The potential savings are estimated at $7.5-$18.7 million annually.

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Drill Rigs Wow Quebec Contractor

Quebec, Canada-headquartered drilling and blasting contractor Castonguay Blasting has been operating for more than 40 years and has become one of the biggest contractors of its type in Canada. As such, it has one of the largest surface drilling fleets in operation, and its managers and operators have considerable experience with all types of drill rigs because of it. Some of the newest and most praised rigs in the company’s fleet are their Sandvik DP1500i units. The company operates four of these models from the Sandvik DPi series of drill rigs and could be looking for more to fuel expansion.

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