Building 6 Wharf for 2022
Napier Port has a major project underway to build a new wharf so we can support continued growth for our region and our customers.
6 Wharf will help to reduce congestion, give us the ability to handle larger ships, extend our container vessel capacity, allow us to berth all ships 24 hours a day and boost our operational agility and resilience.
The wharf will be long enough and the berth pocket deep enough to handle the largest ships we expect will visit Hawke’s Bay in the next 30 years.
HEB construction is building the wharf. They plan to start construction in early 2020 and finish at the end of 2022 (calendar year).
The development includes a dredging programme to create a new turning area and ensure ships can safely use the wharf. Heron Construction and Dredging are the sub-contractor for the dredging work and are scheduled to start in mid-2020 and finish in the second half of 2021.