Fredonia Underground Facility

Project Details

TUTOR PERINI AFFILIATES

Frontier-Kemper / FKC-Lake Shore
Prime Contractor

OWNER
Wilson County Holdings

LOCATION
Fredonia, KS

ARCHITECT
Brierley Associates Consultants, Inc.

COMPLETION
2014

Project Description

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 is 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 have 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.