The barge will be assessing ground and soil conditions under the Yarra River, providing crucial information to guide contractors operating the two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) involved used in major excavation works.
The TBMs will be used to create two rail tunnels that will ultimately enable the Melbourne rail network to transport up to 20,000 additional passengers during peak periods.
The full announcement of geotechnical investigations can be watched below.
The announcement of geotechnical investigations comes one month after expressions of interest closed for the project’s early works contract.
Early works will include the identification, protection and relocation of several underground utilities including sewer and water mains, stormwater pipe and telecommunications cables.
To see more Melbourne Metro Rail Project announcements, visit the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources YouTube Channel.
For further information visit the Melbourne Metro Rail Project website.