A staged dredging programme
To build 6 Wharf and welcome more and bigger ships, Napier Port needs to create a new vessel turning area and deepen parts of the harbour using a dredge so ships can safely use the wharf.
Dredging is an underwater excavation process that uses a specialised ship to remove sediment in the harbour and deposit it to a disposal area.
For 6 Wharf, we’ve secured resource consents to undertake capital (new) dredging in the wharf area and maintenance dredging.
We also have resource consent to deposit sediment in a new disposal site 5 kilometres to the east of Napier Port, which will help to protect Pania Reef during dredging and disposal.
Heron Construction and Dredging are the sub-contractor for the stage one dredging work and are scheduled to start in mid 2020 and finish in the second half of 2021.