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Prime Drilling GmbH

Booth number: Z6 D32

About us

Prime Drilling operates worldwide, specializing in Horizontal Directional Drilling Technology. With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing high quality HDD rigs, we set the standards in the global HDD industry.

We offer tailor-made technology solutions and refined ingenuity with extensive experience to customize equipment designs to maximize our client’s needs.

Investing in Prime Drilling products provides additional advantage of universal compatibility with global parts supplier and an outstanding industry record in equipment productivity, both resulting in cost savings for our clients. The extra long life of the equipment makes our rigs really unique.

We support our clients with technical training, preparation and planning from the first concept to onsite execution.

Prime Drilling’s mission is to optimize the success of our clients by delivering innovative technology, design solutions, customized products, and reliable service through a committed partnership.

Products and services

Scope of supply: HDD drill rigs, compact drill rigs, Prime Pipe Pusher, mud pump units, mud mixing and recycling units, accessories (drill pipes, reaming tools, survey/ locating systems, jobsite equipment)

HDD Maxi Rigs 150 – 600 tons

HDD Maxi Rigs 150 – 600 tons

These HDD high-tech rigs score in rugged performance with their 1,500-6,000 kN pull force. Their proven rack & pinion feeding system provides exceptional push and pull-back power while the compact structure and modular design allow for easy operation.
Prime Drilling’s HDD Rigs remarkable features of robust quality, low maintenance construction, and extra-long service life make this HDD Rig unique.

HDD-Compact Drill Rigs with “on board” X-pump

HDD-Compact Drill Rigs with “on board” X-pump

The notable feature of the compact rig’s ‘on board’ pump saves space during transport while allowing for very fast set-up and greater flexibility on the jobsite. This innovative, state-of-the-art Prime Drilling rig is available with a 300 to 800 kN pull force or, as special version, with up to 15,000 kN pull force and with special 1,600 l mud pump.

Multidirectional Drilling Rigs

Multidirectional Drilling Rigs

With its innovative MDD-Rigs (Multifunctional Directional Drilling Rig) Prime Drilling has managed to extend the application range of its drilling rigs even further.
The newly developed MDD-Rig can be used for both vertical and horizontal drillings. Their adjustable drill mast has a pull force of up to 600 t and can be inclined from 6˚ to 90˚.
MDD-Rigs are already in operation in Australia and in Russia, where coal bed methane is extracted for power generation by means of vertical drillings.

News & Innovations

Innovative X-Pump in high pressure design with easy to maintain valve technology 

Prime Drilling’s patented X-Pump is impressive with its robust, low-wear gear design. The 7-fold bearing mounted drive shaft equipped with 3 eccentric wheels replaces the conventional crankshaft which reduces operational wear to a minimum. To improve the high-pressure version of the X-pu...| » Further reading 

Prime Pipe Pusher 

Our latest creation is the Prime Pipe Pusher. The extra push or pull force with pipe pullback offers the perfect solution for application combined with a tunnel boring machine. Push force is transferred to several tensioning chains installed into a housing on the pipe, which then allows for pull...| » Further reading 


Prime Drilling GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 4
57482 Wenden

Phone: +49 2762 930960
Fax: +49 2762 93096950

Hubertus Bettendorf
Int. Sales Manager
Phone: +49 151 15030224

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