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HISTORY OF AYR BORING COMPANY

The Formative Years:

  • Ayr Boring Company first started business back in 1965 with Bevan & Treena List.
  • Ayr Boring Company has held a water bore drilling license for in excess of 46 years making them one of the oldest within the water bore drilling industry in Queensland.
  • Bevan started initially with a Cable Drilling Rig.
  • 5 years later he purchased a ‘Gemco Auger’ Rig.
  • 1998 saw Bevan travel to Burma to conduct test pumping for 4 weeks.Burma was the first of many trips for work that Ayr Boring Company had undertaken. Then working throughout, Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
  • Ayr Boring Companyis well known for building their own rigs to accommodate a particular job and the job undertaken on behalf of the Toowoomba City Council is a classic example of this.
  • Initially the Toowoomba City Council was looking at using recycled sewerage water, until a backlash from residents forced a rethink of this which resulted in Ayr Boring Co testing and drilling for water.
  • One of the unique experiences whilst doing this job was the 10 hour water bore test pumping which incurred ‘no waste water whatsoever’ as everything was recycled back into the system.
  • Other major successful undertakings were the Bribie & Stradbroke Islands feasibility studies re the availability of additional water.
  • Ayr Boring Company has been the premium water bore drilling company within the Burdekin region with the drilling of water bores, the fitting of pumps and motors for many farmers something that continues today.

 

The Current Years:

  • The current owner of Ayr Boring Compay is Carl David List, Bevan & Treena’s son.
  • Carl joined Ayr Boring Company in 1981 straight from high school giving him 32 years’ experience in the water bore drilling industry.
  • Carl saw a unique opportunity in the industry i.e. ‘ENVIRONMENTAL DRILLING’ which resulted in him forming ‘CDL DRILLING’ back in 1995.
  • CDL DRILLING undertook the following forms of water bore drilling which has seen them become the experts in ‘ENVIRONMENTAL DRILLING’ throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea.
  • Environmental Drilling
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Test Drilling for Production Water Bores
  • Installation & Maintenance of Farm  Water Production Bores
  • Installation & Maintenance of Commercial Water Bores for various Industries
  • Installation & Maintenance of House/Domestic Water Bores

 

Some of the Companies who use Ayr Boring Company:

  • BURDEKIN SHIRE COUNCIL
  • HINCHINBROOK SHIRE COUNCIL
  • BP/BHP
  • URS – GOLDERS – COFFEY
  • FLINDERS SHIRE COUNCIL
  • PARKSIDE DEVELOPMENTS
  • BURDEKIN PRODUCTIVITY SERVICES
  • DERM
  • RURAL BORES
  • AQUAFLOW

 

Ayr Boring Company 2013:

  • 2010 saw Carl rejoin and purchase Ayr Boring Co from his parents Bevan & Treena and amalgamate CDL into the Ayr Boring Co operations.
  • Ayr Boring Company now has the service of two of the most experienced licensed water bore drillers in Queensland.
  • Carl List (owner) over 30 years’ experience.
  • Bevan List (semi-retired) over 40 years’ experience.

 

        Ayr Boring Company has experiences in all types of drilling, details as follows:

  • Environmental Drilling
  • Test Drilling Production Water Bores
  • Installation & Maintenance of Farm Water Production Bores
  • Installation & Maintenance of Commercial Water Bores for Industry
  • Installation & Maintenance of House Water Bores
  • INSTALLATION &MAINTENANCE OF GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES BORES &PUMPS

 

Machinery & Equipment Available:

  • Ayr Boring Company has a wide range of equipment and vehicles suitable for any job involving drilling.
  • Various Drilling Rigs
  • Cable Tool
  • Rotary Air
  • Rotary Mud
  • Various Augers
  • Test Pumping Capabilities
  • Bob Cat Hire
  • Crane Trucks for the Installation or Removing of Pumps, Motors & Casings
  • Concrete Cutting  & Sawing Capabilities

 

Motors & Pumps - Ayr Boring Co carry a wide range including:

  • Onga
  • G-G Turbine Submersible
  • Southern Cross
  • Kelly & Lewis
  • BROWN BROTHERSENGINEERS AUSTRALIA

 

Licensed:

  • Ayr Boring Compny is fully licensed and insured to operate throughout Queensland.
  • The Northern Territory
  • PNG

 

 

Associations:

       Australian Drilling & Industry Training Association

        Burdekin Rugby League

        Burdekin Rugy Union

         Ayt Surf Lifesaving Assoc

 

Experience:

  • Ayr Boring Compny only employs experienced staff and will not send inexperienced staff out to do jobs.
  • They also have a policy of sending 2 persons out for each job on the basis of fulfilling their WH & O obligations.
  • Carl List has 32 years’ experience in all forms of drilling.
  • Bevan List has 46 years’ experience in all forms of drilling.
  • All Ayr Boring Company staff are friendly, polite and experienced.

 

AYR BORING COMPANY ARE HAPPY TO QUOTE ON ALL JOBS BIG & SMALL

ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED.

AYR BORING COMPANY IS FULLY INSURED.