CW Drill

Kenepuru Road Recovery – Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Roads Recovery.


Queen Charlotte Drive and Kenepuru Road, Marlborough Sounds.

Drilling Project Details
This was a significant Geotech project, requiring multiple drill rigs and crews, carrying out HQtt core drilling operations. 

Damage occurred as a result of a massive rain event, this left a swathe of damage to the road network, infrastructure and private property along the Queen Charlotte Drive, Kenepuru Road, and local areas surrounding.

We were engaged to provide several Geotech drill rigs and crews to assist Geotech engineers, multiple holes drilled using core drilling methods through dropouts, under slides and large landslides. 

Drilling Project Challenges

Remote location.
Impassable roads with limited access.
Barges were required from Picton and Havelock to transport drilling rigs and crews to sites.

Drilling Equipment Used

Tracked MP300 Drilling Rig.

Project Partners

Had the pleasure of working with some of the locals who were resourceful, resilient and cheerful. All living in general isolation in the Sounds.