Quay connection
Paihia Wharf

In March 2019, Far North Holdings contracted United Civil to start $5.2m works on the Paihia Wharf, while it remained fully operational.

To allow for an increase in the number of cruise ships visiting the Bay of Islands, through what is one of New Zealand’s busiest marine passenger terminals, United Civil was tasked with expanding the wharf’s capacity for commercial and public users.

The construction of the  900m2 of new wharf was staged so that the existing facility remained operational and in use throughout construction.  In particular, our barge based operations were constrained by the need to accommodate passenger ferries and significant tourist traffic.

The main works for this project were completed on time and budget, in January 2020.

Key features included:

  • demolition of existing structures
  • extending and raising the existing headstocks
  • widening the existing wharf on the South East and North West sides
  • new 45 meter concrete wharf using steel cased reinforced concrete piles and precast deck panels
  • procurement and installation of five new concrete floating  pontoons and gangways
  • construction of a new timber fuel jetty and timber service deck
  • refurbishment of existing gangways and pontoons
  • challenging marine environment, public exposure and  varying seabed conditions and limited storage area.