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Find geotechnical drilling contractors in Cairns to ensure the safety, success and security of your construction project. With iSeekplant, you’ll get access to the best geotechnical drilling services in Cairns. These companies are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and high levels of skill. Browse through our Cairns listings to compare ratings, testimonials and free quotes. What are you waiting for? Get your search started with iSeekplant today!

What You Can Expect from Geotechnical Drilling

With the right equipment and expert technical know-how, geotechnical drilling is a powerful and conclusive way to perform a site analysis, install instrumentation, sample soil, perform in-situ testing, and gain sediment samples for geological research using rock coring.

Geotechnical drilling is typically performed as part of the construction process before large buildings or oil rigs are erected. This level of investigation allows geotechnical drilling contractors to ensure that the subsurface conditions, like rock and soil, are the right for your project.

Without this level of analysis, uneven and shaky conditions can easily destabilise the foundation of buildings or rigs, causing injuries and even fatalities to construction crews. Geotechnical drilling services aim to minimise these problems prior to starting construction so that the scope, design, budget, and schedule of your project isn’t severely compromised.

Geotechnical drilling contractors are professional investigators who examine, discover and deliver representative samples to decision-makers for construction projects. These samples are derived from testing soil and bedrock consistency, providing accurate classification, and even measuring groundwater depth and its impact.

Geotechnical drilling prepares sites for the placement of foundations, caissons, and other structural supports. Geotechnical drilling contractors are usually trained engineers who can verify the correct positioning of the drilling equipment to avoid future delays and issues.

Geotechnical drilling involves the use of drilling rigs, which vary in size and capabilities. Some are massive structures used for offshore drilling, while others are compact enough that one person can move it manually. In addition, geotechnical drilling also involves the use of mobile drilling rigs that can be mounted on a truck, track or trailer.

Geotechnical drilling companies can also be hired to perform searches for mineral, oil and gas deposits, as well as other valuable earth materials. These might be for commercial projects, but they could also be for scientific research.

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Latest news in Cairns, QLD

27th April 2021

$1.96B QLD MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct Approved

Two windfarms and up to 400 jobs in the Southern Downs are a step closer to reality with the State Assessment and Referral Agency giving the green light.Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Steven Miles said Acciona received approval to build the $1.96 billion MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct (the Precinct) at Cement Mills, approximately 40 kilometres south-west of Warwick.“Soon there will be 180 wind turbines in the Darling Downs South West region propelling up to 1026 megawatts of energy into Queensland’s electricity network,” Mr Miles said.“Once operational the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct is expected to generate enough renewable electricity to supply about 700,000 Queensland homes.“The MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct is set to provide up to 400 local jobs during construction, with an additional 240 jobs for the construction of the 64km transmission line, and 14 fulltime jobs once in operation.“Acciona also expects its local spend during construction to exceed $500 million, which is great news for the Southern Downs, Goondiwindi, and Toowoomba communities.”Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the project would deliver jobs for Queenslanders.“I’m pleased that Acciona have committed to our Government’s Buy Queensland approach to use a local workforce and suppliers on this $1.96 billion project,” he said.“This will deliver significant economic benefits for the Darling Downs and beyond, and more renewable megawatts as the state works to reach its 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.“The commitment to a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030 has already enabled more than $9.9 billion of investment since December 2016 and created 7,000 construction jobs.Mr de Brenni said the 103 megawatt Karara Wind Farm, which forms part of the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct, will be owned and operated by the Government-owned energy generator, CleanCo Queensland.“This will be a central energy generator for CleanCo and will significantly bolster its portfolio of low-emission energy assets – owned by Queensland, for Queensland.”In addition to owning and operating the Karara Wind Farm, CleanCo will also purchase 400 megawatts of renewable energy per year from the MacIntyre Wind Farm.CleanCo CEO Dr Maia Schweizer said the approval is a significant step forward for the project.“CleanCo is proud to be partnering with Acciona to deliver such a significant project in Queensland’s renewable energy landscape,” Dr Schweizer said.“With this project we are harnessing wind with a profile that perfectly complements solar energy - that allows us to provide reliable, affordable low-emissions energy to our large commercial and industrial customers using our unique portfolio, and is an important step toward unlocking Queensland’s potential to generate and use globally competitive clean energy.” Acciona’s Australian Managing Director for Energy, Brett Wickham said the 36,000-hectare MacIntyre windfarm represents the company’s largest ever wind farm.“We are excited to be moving forward with this project and are proud to support the Queensland Government’s decarbonisation strategy.“The Precinct will avoid the emission of nearly 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.”Part of the Precinct will be developed in partnership with Queensland’s own Ark Energy Corporation. Ark Energy, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Co. and the Australian vehicle for its clean energy business, has taken a 30 per cent stake in the 923 megawatt MacIntyre Wind Farm exercisable at Final Investment Decision. The approved development of the Precinct includes the 162 turbine MacIntyre project, the smaller 18 turbine Karara project and 64km overhead transmission line to the Powerlink network near Millmerran.Acciona expects to start construction on the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct in the second half of this year and be fully operational by 2024.

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31st March 2021

$47 Million Announced for QLD Pumped Hydro Plant

Genex has been approved up to $47 million in funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the Kidston Stage 2 Pumped Hydro Energy Storage project. This new pumped hydro facility will be co-located with the existing 50MW solar farm.

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23rd March 2021

CPB Contractors Win $289M Bruce Highway Upgrade

The Queensland Government has awarded CPB Contractors (a CIMIC Group company) a multi-million-dollar contract to deliver major upgrades to the Bruce Highway.

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