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 started construction in early 2020 and plan to finish in late 2022 (calendar year).
The development includes a capital (new) 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. They commenced dredging in mid-2020 and completed the programme in April 2022.
A pavement works project, encompassing an area of 20,000m2, with 8.5km of electrical ducting, 14.5km of electrical cable and 4km of earthing cable installed, is currently in the final stages of completion and will connect the new wharf to Napier Port’s existing Container Terminal.
Once complete, the wider 6 Wharf project will move into the final pre-operations stage involving wet commissioning (berthing ships) and container exchange trials, ahead of the wharf opening for business.