Our People

  • Des Meehan
  • Senior Drilling Engineer

With a City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering, Des Meehan is Senior Drilling Engineer.  He has been involved in the development and construction of deep water wells and pump tests for more than 37 years. Des actually designed and built the first Water Well Hydrofracturing Unit in Ireland and continues to be a driving force within the industry.

It is Des’s foresight and business acumen that has resulted in Meehan Drilling being the success it is today.

Des has extensive knowledge and experience with ground engineering projects throughout the UK and Ireland.

He has particular experience in delivering client’s requirements to specification in difficult and complex drilling conditions such as Diageo (Baileys) and Bulmer’s. Des has project managed and designed water wells for clients in the commercial sector including the following:

 - Belfast Zoo,
 - Lee Apparel Newtownards,
 - Courtoulds Jersey Lurgan,
 - Boxmore Plastics Lurgan,
 - O’Kane Poultry Ballymena,
 - Queens University Jordanstown,
 - National Trust Giants Causeway,
 - Derry Concert Hall Derry,
 - Diageo Bailey’s Mallusk,
 - St. Brendan’s Cream Liquor Derry,
 - Ulster Carpets Portadown,
 - Moy Park Chickens Dungannon,
 - Tyrone Crystal Dungannon,
 - Grampian Country Pork Cookstown and
 - Ventilation Shaft for MarbleArch Caves Co. Fermanagh.