Concrete Structures Ltd wins first phase of Te Pūwaha port project

The Whanganui Port Limited Partnership just announced that after a competitive procurement process, that Concrete Structures Ltd has been awarded and signed the construction contract to complete the Te Pūwaha Stage One Port civil construction Works. photo

Whanganui Port Limited Partnership chair, Mark Petersen, said: “Concrete Structures Ltd stood out to us for their expertise in the types of marine structures we are building, their willingness to work in a Te Awa Tupua way, and their initiative to put forward alternative design solutions to assist the project’s timeline and budget.”

Whanganui Port Operating Company chair, Declan Millin, added: “The revitalisation of the Port within the Te Pūwaha Project is key in the Region’s plans to redevelop the town’s maritime infrastructure to encourage local vessel construction and enhance New Zealand’s coastal shipping network.”

“Not only that, a revitalised port will build a platform for unlocking further investment, stimulate ongoing local economic development in Whanganui, draw in new businesses, and ensure the retention and attraction of high value jobs for our community.”

Concrete Structures will be carrying out the entirety of the stage one works – this includes the construction of a heavy pavement vessel hardstand and concrete structures out over the water capable of carrying Q-West Boat Builder’s 380 tonne capacity mobile boat hoist, which when fully laden will weigh over 550 tonnes.

Also, the procurement for the next phases of the works will get underway later this year and into 2024. This will focus on the selection of designs and a contractor to rebuild the adjoining two Port wharves, and the sourcing of dredging equipment for the Port.