- Published: Friday, 27 November 2020 14:12
A project to reinstate operational capacity of CentrePort’s Thorndon Container Wharf has commenced.
Prior to the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake the wharf was 585-metres long but was severely damaged by the quake. Temporary repairs restored 125 metres of operational width for the two gantry cranes to work along.
Following ground resilience work earlier this year, the reinstatement programme is underway to increase the operational width to up to 250 metres.
The project is part of CentrePort’s regeneration programme that is delivering on our vision of a 21st century logistics supply chain asset to benefit the business, the community, and the New Zealand economy.
The project will enhance the resilience of what is a critical supply chain asset for CentrePort’s container operation and its customers including importers, exporters, and shipping lines.
The works will involve the insertion of piles which will support new steel structures which will create a frame to support the lengthened operational area.
The piling makes two sounds. One is a regularly repeated sound, the second is a high frequency vibration sound.
A sound management plan in place, and monitoring will be conducted to ensure the operation is compliant with Resource Management Act requirements and Council consents.
The work will be limited to between 7:30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Your patience is appreciated while these important resilience works are undertaken.