6 Wharf – Napier Port
We’re helping Napier Port prepare for the future by constructing a new multi-purpose wharf large enough to handle the largest vessels expected to visit Hawke’s Bay in the next 30 years.
It’s a big, bold, exciting collaboration.
At 350 metres long and 34 metres wide, Napier Port’s new wharf will be able to handle larger ships, and more of them, improving operational performance. We work side by side with our port clients in operational port environments making sure operations continue throughout construction.
50% more containers, 94% more cruise ships and 64% more bulk cargo.
Piling – over 400 x 900mm diameter and 200mm diameter bored piles together with an in situ reinforced concrete deck.
Dredging – 1.3M cubic metres of dredging for the approach channel and turning basin.
Excavation – of the reclamation edge to form the slope for revetment, and using precast concrete revetment blocks designed with innovative technologies.
Casting – 4,000 revetment armour concrete, each laid to a precise arrangement. 20,000m2 of ~1m deep pavement.
Installing – ducting, stormwater and water supply.
Community and ecology were a key focus during this project. From an ecological standpoint, HEB teams supported the successful relocation of over 200 penguins as a part of the build, assisted in burying a grey beaked whale in collaboration with local iwi, and set up new community gardens on-site. We also worked closely with a local school to provide fun and interactive ways to learn about bridge construction, which resulted in HEB and the children building a new bridge for their local creek.