Fredonia Underground Facility
TUTOR PERINI AFFILIATES
Frontier-Kemper / FKC-Lake Shore
Wilson County Holdings
Brierley Associates Consultants, Inc.
In March of 2013, Frontier-Kemper was contracted by Wilson County Holdings (WCH) to construct an underground drilling facility to access oil reserves. The facility was a new concept for oil production and is one of the most unique and innovative projects FKCI's Mine Development Division and FKC-Lake Shore had undertaken.
The project included a main access shaft (conventionally excavated); an underground drilling gallery; an emergency escape/ventilation shaft (raise bored); a tunnel connecting the two shafts (drill & blast methods); a permanent headframe and hoisting system; and the hybridized ventilation/emergency escape hoisting system.