Third mesh at Frances Hodgkins

July 2010

Due to consecutive rock falls on the cliff at the end of the retirement centre building, 17 rock bolts were drilled and a mesh was installed.

Glorious morning in Dunedin
Completed mesh

Second mesh at Frances Hodgkins!

Access: Even with a fragile barrier at the top of the slope, we are still able to find a way to rig safely.

Drillability: The presence of clay at different depths has obliged us to alternate the use of a down hole hammer and drag bits, to drill top anchors 4m deep embedded in 90mm holes, whereas on most jobs of that kind just a hand-drill and 2m holes should do.

French visitor

Thanks for your help Benoit ; Good drilling in New Caledonia!
Thanks for your expertise, Benoit ; Good drilling in New Caledonia!

During 3 weeks, we had the pleasure to share Ben’s experience, six years team leader at Ouest Acro (French leading abseiling company), on our last work : 150square meter mesh installation and rock bolting. Ben took the chance to go to THE Match… and we have not heard of him since!

Drilling
Drilling