Numerous participants in the Driller Days by GEOTEC & STÜWA 2020
The new joint event format "Driller Days" of STÜWA Konrad Stükerjürgen GmbH and Geotec Bohrtechnik GmbH was a complete success!
On February 13th and 14th, the kick-off event took place in Nordkirchen, Westphalia, at the premises of the established drill rig manufacturer Geotec . The training with certificate of participation according to W 120-1 and W 120-2 included professional and practical lectures. The programme was rounded off by live drilling demonstrations, which showed different drilling methods and were intended to convey the requirements of drilling technology in a practical manner. Of course, the exchange of experience among the participants was not to be missed. Therefore, a joint barbecue and party followed on Thursday evening under the motto "drink & drill", to which all participants were cordially invited and to which they celebrated together in a relaxed atmosphere until the early morning hours.
We would like to thank the numerous participants and the great response to this new event format! We are already looking forward to the next Driller Days, which will take place at STÜWA in Rietberg in 2022.
Driller Days by Geotec & STÜWA
"drink & drill" – live drilling demonstrations and evening event
News from our current donation project in Malawi - completion of further wells
In March 2020 further wells could be completed through our donation project in Malawi.
The Sisters of the Franciscan Order celebrate the completion of the wells in the villages of Shumba and Nanseta together with the inhabitants. Our pipes were converted into drums for this purpose. From now on the wells provide the inhabitants of the villages with fresh, clean drinking water. Previously, they had to walk for miles to get water from the river, some of which is highly contaminated and the cause of many diseases
. Further wells are planned in cooperation with the local sisters and the Lions Club Salzkotten to improve the drinking water supply in the long term!
Celebration of the opening of the wells
Drums made of STÜWA pipes
What is a matter of course for us decides between life and death in Malawi. Drinking water, our number 1 foodstuff, is a luxury item in one of the poorest countries in the world.
Over there the St. Francis Catholic Primary School and Nursery with 1580 orphans is run on a voluntary basis. Long droughts and hardly any rain lead again and again to crop failure and famine, where many people lose their lives. Many children suffer from malnutrition or are orphaned and the sisters volunteer to look after them. Besides that, there is an acute shortage of electricity. This is strictly limited from day to day so that the waterworks are not in the position to pump the water far enough. Recently, the people in Madisi have been suffering particularly from the water emergency. The majority of the children have no access to drinking water to this day.
In view of the situation the sisters decided to take initiative and the plan was made to have 20 wells drilled, which would be installed in the neighboring villages. The company STÜWA Konrad Stükerjürgen GmbH offered themselves up as a project partner, not only actively supporting the technical coordination of well building materials, but also supporting the project with a financial contribution in the form of a 10,000 Euro donation.
“It was important to us that money was directly transferred to the people who were dependent on our help. Furthermore we also welcome the opportunity to visit the children on-site to convince ourselves of the progress.” Ralf Stükerjürgen. (Managing Partner of STÜWA Konrad Stükerjürgen GmbH).
The sustainability of the well is expected to be guaranteed by, amongst other things, resistant PVC building materials, a solar pump which represents a certain independence from electricity, as well as training courses on-site. This should mean that simple maintenance can be carried out independently on-site.
Austrian well builders were visiting the STÜWA production plants in Rietberg and Zwenkau, Germany
Based on our invitation, various water well drillers from Austria visited our two production plants in January. They were surprised by our vertical range of manufacture and our special products that we developed according to special customer requirements. They were shown the production site and extrusion lines for PVC– and PE pipes and its handling (up to a size of DN 600), modern VEE Shape production, bridge slotted screens and wire wrapped screens (up to diameter of 1600mm). Moreover the well drillers had the opportunity of visiting construction sites near to our headquarter in order to have a look on the installation. The demonstration of the various installed geothermal power systems and applications on the estate of the company and the visit of the „Climate Park“ in the town of Rietberg gave them an impression of the prospects of renewable energy. Questions were answered while enjoying some traditional German food, including an own beer pump on the table.
Visitors from Tanzania inform themselves about efficient and sustainable water production
From 7th - 9th May we had the pleasure to welcome visitors from Tanzania in Rietberg. The Managing Director as well as the Technical Services Manager of a waterworks in Iringa and the Managing Director in Moshi, located in the Kilimanjaro area, visited our production site in Rietberg accompanied by our mediation contact.
The main objectives of the water supply companies are a high security of supply as well as the improvement and sustainability of the services using advanced materials. In this context, they were interested in the STÜWA product range and were able to convince themselves of the modern production possibilities and the excellent quality of our products during a tour of our production facilities.
Following the company presentation of the Konrad Stükerjürgen Group, the delegates visited the waterworks of the Stadtwerke Gütersloh in Quenhorn, where they were informed about the processes in the waterworks and the drinking water supply in Gütersloh by the head of water extraction, Bernd Feldmann. Afterwards, they were given a guided tour by Josef Buschmaas.
The waterworks in Tanzania obtain some of their water directly from rivers and springs. In many places, however, there is a lack of filter system and as a consequence the water is often polluted. In addition, damage to pipes repeatedly results in high water losses.
Therefore, the delegates were particularly impressed by the modern technology of the German waterworks, whose standards are equally aimed for in Tanzania.
We thank our guests for the valuable exchange and are looking forward to a future cooperation! Further, we thank the Stadtwerke Gütersloh for the friendly reception and the informative tour.
Reception of the delegation in Rietberg
Guided tour of the Quenhorn waterworks (Source: Stadtwerke Gütersloh GmbH)
STÜWA supports selected local nonprofit projects
At the end of this year, we want to help people in need. This time we donate money on three selected local nonprofit projects:
- "Elterninitiative krebskranker Kinder Ostwestfalen-Lippe e.V". = Supporting children with cancer and their parents
- "Gütersloher Tafel e.V." = Supporting people with financial problems with food
- "Die Aktion Lichtblicke e.V." = Supporting people in need in emergency conditions
Last year we donated for the charitable project “Water for life in Malawi”. This guaranteed clean drinking water for the orphans of the Primary School and Nursery of the Franciscan Sisters as a result of sustainable wells. We offered themselves up as a project partner, not only actively supporting the technical coordination of well building materials, but also supporting the project with a financial contribution in the form of a 10,000 Euro donation. We continue to support this project, since there are still several wells to be built in order to achieve the best water supply for the children.
We thank you in particular for the commitment the Franziskaner sisters in Malawi and also our colleagues who have worked with a lot of heart on this project.
Award for our company group as an outstanding training organisation and honour of of Germany‘s best apprentice
Manuel Böhle was honored with the award of best apprenticeship Germany in the department of water well drilling. He was invited to Berlin with his trainer Ralf Stükerjürgen. The award was presented to Manual Böhle by Eric Schweitzer (President German Chamber of Industry and Commerce) and Heiko Maas (Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection). We are really proud of the outstanding performance of Manuel and we would like to thank the vocation school Bau-ABC Rostrup for their support.
25th anniversary of our subsidiary in Vöcklamarkt, Austria. Thanks a million for the wonderful day!
With bride sunshine we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Rausch & Rausch in Austria. Beside a varied training program for the visitor’s e.g. submersible pumps, water well standards and experiences in water well projects worldwide, particularly projects in Austria, we had enough time to celebrate, with good Austrian food, supported by the culinary skills of our colleagues and to exchange views and experiences. A big thank to the regional football club of Zipf for the amazing catering. We are looking forward for the next years!