Local knowledge teamed with international experience

Central Drillers was purchased by Anitua Radial Drilling Services – a JV company between PNG’s landowner most successful landowner company, Anitua Ltd and Australia’s Interdrill, in early 2017.

Central Driller’s Simon Brown is staying on as the General Manager, to ensure all current and future projects and customers will be well looked after. Simon is a long term resident of PNG with an extensive 35 years experience in the construction and drilling industry nationwide. His industry knowledge and reputation as an operator in PNG is second to none.”

Not only experts in drilling, Central Drillers, also has experience in: supervision of major earthmoving projects, pile driving and land owner negotiations.

The company has recently modernised its logo in line with new ownership.

“It may be a new look, but we will still be offering the same reliable service to our clients. We know PNG, the conditions, the culture – and we know how to deliver the services our clients need”

The new owner, Anitua Radial Drilling Services (ARDS), brings a range of benefits to Central Drillers. There are synergies between the two businesses with the sharing of finance, administration, and marketing staff, in addition to mechanical advice. ARDS brings additional expertise by way of policies, procedures, business experience, and safety input.

(ARDS) performs different types of drilling to Central Drillers, predominately geothermal drilling. ARDS is based on Lihir Island, New Ireland Province. The two drilling businesses complement each other, enabling them to meet any drilling requirement across the country.