Port Otago Multi-Purpose Wharf Extension

29 Nov 2018

Port Chalmers is the birthplace of New Zealand’s export trade and is currently its third largest export port.  Since 1989 Octa has been providing project management services to Port Otago for their major capital works, with the latest project being the $20M extension to an existing Port Chalmers wharf.

This project was a 135 metre extension to their multi-purpose wharf, with HEB Construction Ltd the design build contractor.  As well undertaking the role of Engineer to the Contract, Octa provided the project management input that included an overview of the construction, and assisted Port Otago to address the access and security issues associated with undertaking major construction works within an operating port.

The construction works proceeded extremely well, with completion of the new wharf achieved by the end of September 2018 - some three months ahead of the contract completion date.