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    The engineering geology team at GNS has an interest/is actively involved in numerous drilling and drilling-related projects throughout New Zealand (currently Christchurch and Kawerau Geothermal Field).

    Grant's personal interest is in developing a national drillhole database, starting with geotechnical data as well, over 10,000 individual borehole records are potentially available to populate a database.
    He is moreover aware of/has been involved in a vast variety of drilling projects:

    • Hydropower development, investigation, and construction drillholes at the Karapiro, Arapuni, Maraetai, Whakamaru, Aratiatia, Matahina, Waitaki, Benmore, Aviemore, Clyde (dam and landslides), Mokihinui sites
    • Major infrastructure projects, at Transmission Gully, Golden Cross Mine, Taihape landslide
    • Drillhole databases, including Wellington City (1000+ records), Lower Hutt (800+ records), Palmerston North City (?500+ records), DEVORA (Auckland volcanic risk; ?1000+ records), Christchurch Liquefaction Investigations (500+ CPT's; ?5000+ groundwater)
    • Drilling equipment: GNS owned and operated SPT/CPT/SCPT rig

     

    For further information, see his profile Webpage at GNS

     

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