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MEDIA RELEASE - GEO TECHNICAL DRILLING AROUND PORT NELSON & CUT

Posted on 30/10/2019

Port Nelson has advised that commencing 31 October 2019, contractors will be undertaking drilling investigations for geotechnical purposes. This will be carried out in and around the Port and Cut. Approximate locations are highlighted by the blue areas on the map below.

The explorative drilling will only investigate to a depth of 10 meters and aims to provide analysis on the seabed composition. The work is due to continue for up to two weeks, subject to weather conditions.

The work will be carried out by a drill rig attached to a barge which will be moved about using a tug. The holes will be drilled using a rotary sonic drill rig, and it is not expected to be noisier than regular port operations. An image of the vessel and equipment is provided below.

 For any questions please contact Kelly Leonard, Environmental Officer, Kelly.leonard@portnelson.co.nz

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drilling map

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