Energy generation and exploration is also facing a leap in automation. Nowhere can this be better seen than in Schrobenhausen, north of Munich. The prototype of the TBA 440 M2 deep drilling system is working in the factory premises of Bauer Maschinen GmbH.
The manufacturer, a world-renowned specialist in drilling technology, refers to the rig as compact, suggesting that in the oil & gas industry, everything is in bigger proportions than in other industries. After all, the TBA 440 M2 takes up a 25 by 15 metre space and the mast of the drilling unit is 44 metres high. "Based on the market requirements for maximum reliability, increased efficiency and productivity as well as environmental protection, Bauer utilised its years of experience to develop a new generation of automated deep drilling rig, which is the TBA 440 M2," explains Ulrich Schöpf, sales director Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, at the Bauer Deep Drilling GmbH.