The planned $15 million wharf extension will add 135m to the existing 300m Multipurpose (Container No 2) wharf at Port Chalmers. The extension will cater to bigger container vessels of more than 280m in length. It will involve the positioning of 156 piles into bedrock supporting a concrete deck capable of withstanding crane loads and straddle services. Tenders for the extension will go out in October 2016 with a construction timeline of between 12-15 months from May 2017.
Approximate location and area of the planned wharf extension