HEB was selected as civil works contractors for the Marine Precinct primary works.
After being selected as the preferred contractor, HEB worked closely with Marine Precinct Project Director Phil Wardale to develop the best engineering design solutions for the project.
“We really enjoyed working with HEB to refine the tendered design. HEB provided us with value engineering solutions and alternatives, which will enable us to deliver a quality precinct within the project budget,” says Phil.
HEB is very experienced in marine infrastructure, having worked on marinas and ports around the country, including the extension of Tauranga’s own port in 2013. HEB CEO Derrick Adams says the company has built more than 20 wharves throughout New Zealand, including four in Tauranga.
“We have a large steel fabrication workshop and the ability to manufacture our own precast. Our experience and our local resources means we can really deliver for both the Council and the community,” says Derrick.
“It’s always great to be a part of local project that we know will benefit the city and the region we live and work in. We’re glad to have the opportunity to work with Tauranga City Council on this key infrastructure project.”
About the Marine Precinct project
The Tauranga Harbour Marine Precinct is an $11.4m project to deliver a purpose-built marine servicing facility at Sulphur Point. The precinct will provide a base for boat building and refit businesses in Tauranga and will be managed by Tauranga City Council under the Vessel Works brand.
By mid-2017 (stage 1 development), the precinct will include lots in a range of sizes for marine businesses, a 6,300m2 vessel storage area (hardstand), deep-water marina berths for large vessels and New Zealand’s largest vessel hoist (350-tonne haulage capacity and extra-wide).
Further development (more lots, extension to the hardstand) will be undertaken in stages, based on demand from the industry.