Drilling in Scotland

Hydracrat offers specialist rotary borehole drilling services for ground investigations, geothermal, water wells, earthing rod installations and large diameter boreholes.

Founded in February 1960, we hold significant experience in planning, execution and reporting on a diverse range of projects.

Hydracrat is home to the renowned HYCAT drilling rig fleet, which are all designed, built and maintained in-house by our dedicated team.

We work on all kinds of sites with our plant being especially capable of traversing the most soft, arduous terrain known to the industry.

All our operations aim to reduce environmental damage.

Ground Investigation


Water Wells

Large Diameter Drilling

Case Studies

Dalquhandy Wind Farm Project

The comprehensive ground investigation package included rotary probe, open-hole and core drilling through Opencast backfill up to 60mbgl. The programme also included trial pits, geophysical survey transects, plate bearing tests, laboratory testing and the felling of a decommissioned met mast.

Ravenscraig Geo-Environmental Investigation

In 2017, Hydracrat Ltd won a competitive tender on quality, ingenuity and price and was duly appointed by Ravenscraig Ltd under the technical guidance of SWECO as Principle Contractor to undertake a geo-environmental investigation at the former Ravenscraig Steel Works in Lanarkshire.

M8 M74 M73 Improvement Works: 2014-2016
In July 2014, Hydracrat Ltd was employed by Ferrovial Lagan Joint Venture to undertake the Mining Investigation on a large infrastructure project between Airdrie and Glasgow for a new and upgraded motorway section of the M8, M74 and M73 motorways in Central Scotland.

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