The Port of Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) is a 259 acre New Jersey shipping terminal that handles over 600,000 containers per year. As part of a 30 year plan to double the number of annual containers, the port will be investing approximately $500 Million dollars on large projects including the addition of cranes, the aquisition of additional land, deepening of the berths and strengthening the docks.
Bermingham was contacted by EIC Associates in March of 2014 for the purpose of sourcing reverse circulation drilling equipment (part of the ports initiative to strengthen the docks). Working from a barge, the drilling system needed to be capable of drilling 100 feet deep inside an 18" Casing in vertical and battered configurations.
Louis Fritz (Sales Representative) and team, responded quickly designing a flying BL37 (37" Box Lead System) to compliment a BHD-40 Drill and down-the hole- hammer. The flying configuration was required as to execute a particularly challenging couple of rock sockets not reachable by a standard VTL configuration.
After these few sockets were completed, Bermingham shipped additional components to switch the Flying BL37 system into a 184 FT VTL System and attached it to a Manitowoc 2250, again on the barge. Bermingham Technician Ryan Chevalier, whom conducted the rig-up of the system commented that it was quite a system to see complete and drilling. EIC is happy with their peak drilling speed of 45 feet per hour.
Bermingham would like to thank Jeff Martin, Matt Fiorentino, and Tom Grycan for putting their trust in the Bermingham team to provide a customized solution to their drilling needs. Bermingham looks forward to a continued relationship with EIC Associates.