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; The Hybridized Ventilation/Emergency Escape Hoisting System.