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New Zealand Drillers Federation
McMillan Drilling is a leading multi-disciplinary drilling company operating throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.
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Services

With bases in Southbridge, Christchurch, Auckland and Fiji, we work
throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. Our four core services centre around:
Water Supply Wells

Water Supply Wells

  • Irrigation, stock, municipal or domestic
  • Design and construction
  • Drinking water
  • Lifestyle block supply
  • High quality
  • Cost-effective
  • Environmentally compliant
More about Wells
Geotechnical and Environmental Site Investigation

Geotechnical and Environmental Site Investigation

  • Specialist investigation equipment
  • Sound advice and recommendations
  • Range of drilling platforms
  • Solution-focused
  • Collaborative partnerships
More about Investigation
Ground Source Heating

Ground Source Heating

  • Harnessing nature with energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions
  • Highly experienced team
  • Geological and hydrogeological expertise
  • Open/closed loop systems
  • Site-specific geo-exchange solutions
More about Ground Source Heating
Special Projects

Special Projects

  • Seismic strengthening of heritage buildings
  • Installation of oil/gas casings
  • Wide experience in many areas
  • Specialist teams
    Multi-disciplinary approach
More about Special Projects
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Experience gave them the edge over other contractors

Apart from offering exceptional value in the area of Safety and Project Management, John, Steve and the McMillan team brought with them a level of business acumen that ensured their solutions ticked all of the programme, safety and quality boxes. Their experience gave them the edge over other contractors, allowing them the ability to anticipate commercial roadblocks early and provide options in an upfront and transparent manner. This provided confidence for decisions to be made quickly and appropriately.

Rex Chaney, Commercial Manager, NZTA

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2020-06-18T10:49:31+12:00

Rex Chaney, Commercial Manager, NZTA

Apart from offering exceptional value in the area of Safety and Project Management, John, Steve and the McMillan team brought with them a level of business acumen that ensured their solutions ticked all of the programme, safety and quality boxes. Their experience gave them the edge over other contractors, allowing them the ability to anticipate commercial roadblocks early and provide options in an upfront and transparent manner. This provided confidence for decisions to be made quickly and appropriately.

Got the job done quickly and efficiently

We chose McMillan Drilling to install our dairy shed and irrigation wells because of their local experience and knowledge of the area. Their crew were great at dealing with problems that arose: they knew what they were doing and got the job done quickly and efficiently. They have been reliable when it comes to ongoing support and consenting.

Ross Minson, CNR Farming

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2020-06-18T10:47:44+12:00

Ross Minson, CNR Farming

We chose McMillan Drilling to install our dairy shed and irrigation wells because of their local experience and knowledge of the area. Their crew were great at dealing with problems that arose: they knew what they were doing and got the job done quickly and efficiently. They have been reliable when it comes to ongoing support and consenting.

Helpful, communicative and flexible

McMillan delivered five rigs, which drilled many thousands of metres of core. They delivered quality core, and also undertook some in-situ testing. They managed subcontractors and their set-up was above normal standards for safety and environmental protection. They were helpful, communicative and flexible, which made the management of the ground investigation easy. I was very happy with their physical work and their open, collaborative approach to project management. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Ross Roberts, Head of Ground Engineering, Jacobs

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2020-06-18T10:51:32+12:00

Ross Roberts, Head of Ground Engineering, Jacobs

McMillan delivered five rigs, which drilled many thousands of metres of core. They delivered quality core, and also undertook some in-situ testing. They managed subcontractors and their set-up was above normal standards for safety and environmental protection. They were helpful, communicative and flexible, which made the management of the ground investigation easy. I was very happy with their physical work and their open, collaborative approach to project management. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Reliable and more than competent

McMillan’s have proven themselves to be reliable and more than competent with instrumentation installation procedures and practice. We are sure we will have the pleasure to work with them again in the near future and look forward to the opportunity.

Adrian Abel, Technical Sales – New Zealand, HMA Group

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2020-06-18T11:13:28+12:00

Adrian Abel, Technical Sales – New Zealand, HMA Group

McMillan’s have proven themselves to be reliable and more than competent with instrumentation installation procedures and practice. We are sure we will have the pleasure to work with them again in the near future and look forward to the opportunity.

Sound understanding of drilling

We have worked with the team at McMillan Drilling on a wide range of projects and have found them to have a sound understanding of drilling practice and to be willing to work with us to achieve our desired project outcomes. McMillan’s approach to quality, environmental and health and safety planning facilitates smooth operation of the project.

Ann Williams, Technical Director - Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, BECA

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2020-06-18T10:53:18+12:00

Ann Williams, Technical Director - Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, BECA

We have worked with the team at McMillan Drilling on a wide range of projects and have found them to have a sound understanding of drilling practice and to be willing to work with us to achieve our desired project outcomes. McMillan’s approach to quality, environmental and health and safety planning facilitates smooth operation of the project.

Health & safety record

McMillan Drilling’s attention to quality, well trained staff, as well as their health & safety record whilst working in hazardous environments, were the main reasons they were chosen over other companies for the work.

Stuart Cartwright, Geologist, The Well-Connected Alliance

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2020-06-18T11:12:11+12:00

Stuart Cartwright, Geologist, The Well-Connected Alliance

McMillan Drilling’s attention to quality, well trained staff, as well as their health & safety record whilst working in hazardous environments, were the main reasons they were chosen over other companies for the work.

NZ’s Premier Drilling Contractor

McMillian Drilling are considered by us to be a premier drilling contractor in New Zealand. If we have a project that requires detailed planning and delivery, McMillan are top of the list. They have a proven history of interfacing extremely well with stakeholders, a reputation that is very important on larger infrastructure projects where stakeholders are an important aspect to successful delivery.

Bevan Hill, Geotechnical Engineer, The Fletcher Construction Company

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2020-06-18T10:41:37+12:00

Bevan Hill, Geotechnical Engineer, The Fletcher Construction Company

McMillian Drilling are considered by us to be a premier drilling contractor in New Zealand. If we have a project that requires detailed planning and delivery, McMillan are top of the list. They have a proven history of interfacing extremely well with stakeholders, a reputation that is very important on larger infrastructure projects where stakeholders are an important aspect to successful delivery.
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