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Community Notice

Posted on 27/01/2020

Please be advised that likely commencing 29 January 2020, Port Nelson will be undertaking drilling investigations for geotechnical purposes. This will be carried out in and around the Cut. Approximate locations are highlighted by the blue areas on the map below.

The exploratory drilling will only investigate to a depth of 8 meters and aims to provide analysis on the seabed composition. The work is due to continue for up to 5 days, 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