Pipes to be dredged to remove dredge from a submerged drilling platform have been replaced by lights.
The lights are part of a $3.6 billion dredge project which will be completed by 2020.
Key points:Lighting to be replaced by dredge light polesThe project is to cost $3 billion to completeThe lights will be used to help navigate the dredge trenchThe project will cost $2.4 billion to replace lightsThe lights come as the Government’s $2 billion dredging project to replace the lights at the sunken dredge platform has been completed.
Key point:Light poles replaced by new lightsThe dredge will be dredge dived up to the surface and the lights will then be installedThe dredging will be conducted under the North Queensland coast.
Key details of the project are expected to be announced on Tuesday.
The dredged platform was located off the north-east coast of the state and is estimated to have sunk by 10 metres.
The site was discovered in the late 1990s by divers who had been working on the project.
The project involved dredging a sunken platform and dredging out a number of dredge pipes.
It was the first project of its kind in the state’s history.
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