Who we are

Condor Projects Ltd is a genuinely INTERNATIONAL DRILLING COMPANY. With nearly 30 years experience of working on blast furnaces for the steel industry, Condor Projects Ltd has been contracted to the American giant, UCAR to carry out laser guided drilling on tap holes. After 5 years and more than 30 furnaces, Condor Projects Ltd still maintains its 100% record in accuracy and delivery on time.

Our areas of expertise are precision diamond drilling, rock drilling, precision furnace drilling, rock anchors, soil nails and mini piles, pressure grouting, pressure pointing, controlled demolition, hydraulic and chemical bursting, concrete cutting, precision pile cutting. Further specialist services include floor blasting and polishing and shotcreting.

High Standards

We maintain the highest standards in our work, at all times, and offer a quick response to each client’s individual needs. We can design and build specialist rigs for any special applications or unusually challenging contracts.

Operating both nationally and internationally, all our staff are trained to CSCS standard as a minimum. We also have a number of staff qualified through the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS).

Ongoing Research

We have ongoing research and development projects to design and construct new drilling and cutting machinery, with-state-of-the-art electro-mechanical systems. Condor’s management team has consequently been the recipients of multiple DTI Innovation Awards.

Testimonials from our clients confirm our commitment to provide the highest levels of customer service at all times. Take a look at the testimonials to see how we really measure up to the competition.

Meet the team

Martyn Wiseman,
Managing Director,
Condor Projects Ltd

Martyn Wiseman was born and raised on a mining camp in Zambia, Central Africa. After leaving Camborne School of Mines, Martyn joined a drilling company in 1982 before setting up his own company in 1986. Martyn is married with five children and has a passion for flying unusual small aircraft.

Martyn can be reached 24 hours a day on 07710 386530.

John ‘The Greek’ Lachanudis

Jon has day to day conduct of all technical aspects relating to Condor’s work. He can offer the benefit of his extensive experience to clients from initial contact through to completion and on many occasions offer alternative solutions saving both time and cost for the client.

Jon is somewhat unique in that he splits his time between costing and advising on projects from the office to being ‘hands on’ on site overseeing drilling operations and offering advice and solutions first hand to improve efficiency whilst resolving any issues on the spot.

John can be reached 24 hours a day on 07875 367835.

Steve Blunsdon

Since graduating from Camborne School of Mines with a B.Eng. (Honours) in Mining Engineering, Steve has run some of the most challenging projects, worldwide before joining Condor Projects Ltd in 2017 to head up the Major Projects Division.

Steve’s experience includes running diverse projects, from Tajikistan, India and Yemen to running a gemstone mine in Arusha, Tanzania and theBaomahun gold project in Sierra Leone, where he was responsible for the safe evacuation of all personnel their families and equipment, when the civil war became too close for the project to continue safely.

This has given Steve the knowledge and experience to run and organise operations in difficult locations, working to tight time schedules and handling complex logistics.

Steve is a proven and invaluable member of the senior management team.

Value Engineering

The most important philosophy within Condor Projects Ltd is our belief in Value Engineering.

Condor Projects Ltd adopts a systematic approach to improve the “value” of our services by using an examination of the project or task.

Our intention on every job is to increase the value to our client by either improving the end product of service or reducing the cost. It is our belief that in our value engineering approach, the basic service is maintained and not be reduced as a consequence of pursuing value improvements.

To achieve this, for all projects, contracts and enquiries, we follow a structured thought process that is based on performance. By working at an early stage with the client and using basic and the analysis of the work we are being asked to complete, we can then clearly decide upon which alternative solution is most appropriate.

To achieve this, Condor Projects Ltd will follow four basic steps in the job plan:

1. Information gathering – This asks what the requirements are for the project / job and we need to determine what must we achieve, what is it supposed to do, what aesthetics must we achieve?
2. Alternative approach – Are there any or various alternative ways of meeting requirements? What else will perform the desired results?
3. Evaluation – How will any alternative solutions meet the required results and how great will the cost savings be.
4. Presentation – Finally, we would select the best alternative and presented to the client for final decision.

Why we are different

With a group of the most highly skilled individuals with a diverse range of skills, Condor Projects Ltd offer bespoke solutions to any problem involving ground or structure problems.

With extensive engineering facilities in house, Condor Projects Ltd design our machines to suit your requirements, so what looked like an impossible task is now achievable.

All our team work passionately and proactively towards providing customised services to our client. We tailor our services to suit the needs of our customers, by assigning a single, dedicated and experienced team to each customer, to ensure a personalised nature of service.

We are proud that we can offer the highest service with the highest safety standards available.

Testimonials

  • Condor was asked to undertake a difficult task that had further demands added just at the start of the programmed works. However, it is my opinion that Condor was successful in delivering this piece of work to a high level performance standard.

    Brian Mullins Public rights of way officer