Would you like to execute your drilling program in a safe and easy way?
Now you have the opportunity to get valuable data without expensive investments. Palsatech's drill site service is preparing, marking, measuring and cleaning the drill sites and the drilling can be done by Kati Oy. You'll be able to do exploration and drilling more easily and with less risk, at the same time taking care of the people and the environment.
Drilling contractor only needs to arrive at the scene. Trees have been cleared in the drill site and routes are built for rigs. You can trust that the drill sites will certainly withstand the weight of the rigs and in the winter time wet locations will be frozen. We have the safest solutions and tools!
We always plan and build the best route for moving the drill rig. The drill holes are positioned, orientated and marked in the field according to the drilling program.
We can arrange a temporary storage for the core samples on site, from where you can move them to the logging facility as easy as possible. We can also take care of the transportation and have them pre-processed on your table. No problem! Palsatech's customers can focus on the most important tasks, and they can trust that the work is done safely and with dedication.
When trees are cut from a drill site the landowner needs to be informed and compensation from the trees needs to be paid. Palsatech takes care of all the negotiations with the landowner. We collect the information already when cutting the trees and calculate the costs accurately with a computer program. We can also offer the trees to the landowner in the desired form - even firewood, delivered to the landowners doorstep. You build a good social relationship from the start.
Our drill site service always includes cutting the casings, so this won't cause problems later on, not even in the winter time when moving in the area. We have extensive experience and high-quality tools for cutting casings.
Palsatech and TerraCore have joined forces in order to offer the possibility to study core samples with modern hyperspectral imaging techniques.
‘We discussed with TerraCore and together decided to co-operate as this is a clear win-win situation for all. Meaning the two companies and all our clients. We already have a significant amount of drillcore in our storage facilities, which then can be easily transferred to our research facility to perform the imaging. First projects have already been done and hopefully there is a lot more to come. The technique has been known for a while and finally we have it available in Kemi. We think this will be a part of standard drill core logging procedure in the future’, says Hannu Ahola, Chief Geologist of Palsatech.
First drill core boxes being imaged in PalsaCenter with TerraCore’s SisuRock -device (VNIR-SWIR-LWIR-RGB)
PalsaCenter was opened for customers in June 2016, in Veitsiluoto Kemi, offering modern core logging facilities (2 rooms with core tables) and storage space. Low-risk sample storage combined with the possibility to study the samples is one of the most popular services. Customers have the option to come and log the samples themselves or get it as a service from Palsatech.
“Sample storage means that the customers have no need to rent their own facilities for storage, we take care of them. Some of our clients have used the service in the initial stage when the running costs have to be kept low before the project has advanced to a higher level. There are also clients that use just our storage to be able to concentrate in more important tasks without worrying about the facilities and storage space”, says CEO Mika Alasuutari.
At the moment there are more than 2700 pallets of core, pulp and ampoule samples stored in PalsaCenter.
Palsatech Oy has expanded the supply of services and been involved in many projects in construction industry. The service center based in Kemi offers modern facilities to execute geotechnical and geological reporting related to engineering geology.
Project Geologist Jari Mannila (M.Sc.) is responsible for the engineering geological know-how. He has 10 years of experience in mine development, mineral exploration and engineering geological projects.
He is familiar with engineering geological logging and using the Q-system. Most of the time serving the construction industry he has spent in Länsimetro site (employed by Palsatech Oy and previously by Suomen Malmi). Other tasks in the Helsinki region have been the engineering geological reporting for Pisararata, Kalasatama parking hall and Håga-tunnel in Espoo.
“I’ve also been working in other projects like the Central water plant in Tampere, Fennovoima nuclear, Borealis Polymers Oy in Kilpilahti and the the Saimaa drill holes for Posiva (1700m)”, says Jari Mannila.
The company offers a wide range of services which is also good for employees. “A versatile geologist can work both in mining and construction industries. It is easier to find projects for such geologists”, says company’s Chief Geologist Hannu Ahola.