Deepening our harbour
To welcome bigger ships to Napier Port, we’ll need to deepen an area next to the wharf for ships to turn and, in future, the shipping channel.
We’ve put together a proposed dredging programme that would see dredging carried out in stages. You can find out about the dredges that would be used here.
We engaged international experts to study the geological makeup of the seafloor and the material that would need to be dredged. This involved borehole drilling, vibracore sampling and laboratory analysis of the different types of material under the seafloor.
These investigations produced the models below, which show the geological composition of what’s underneath our harbour. If you’d like to read more, you can find the full report here.