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The first fully electric driven horizontal drilling rig

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The first fully electric driven horizontal drilling rig, the HDD80-E of STREICHER has recently won two awards: German Innovation Award 2022 (Machines & Engineering category) and Red Dot Award 2022 (Product Design category).

The first fully electric driven horizontal drilling rig

The German Innovation Award honours products and solutions that distinguish themselves through user-centricity and added value compared its competitors. The Red Dot Award is the most popular design competition worldwide. The fully electric driven HDD80-E was successful in the Product Design category due to its aesthetic and ergonomic design. The jury was convinced by the low noise level and its valuable contribution to environmental protection, on the basis of the fully-electric rig design.

STREICHER is very pleased with the awards for their newly developed, fully electric driven horizontal drilling rig, that has already been honoured with the IPLOCA New Technologies Award, and the IPLOCA Health & Safety Award in 2021. Due to STREICHER’s innovative approach to release all drives of the drilling rig – rotation, thrust and pullback, mud pump and crawler – as electronic devices, as well as to integrate an energy storage and a recuperation of the braking energy, they have received positive feedback in the market. Advantages of this product include significantly reduced noise and CO2 emissions, reduced energy costs and the possibility to operate the HDD80-E via the public power supply. In addition, the portfolio of future-oriented and sustainable technical solutions of the label ‘ecotec’ provides an electric welding tractor (PW150-E). A smaller horizontal drilling rig with a thrust/pullback load of 45 t (HDD45-E) is also now in production.

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