Doug Hood Mining

Waimahara Wharf site development, Shakespeare Bay, Picton, South Island

January 1, 1997

In 1996 DHML was contracted to Port Marlborough to develop what is now Waimahara Wharf in Shakespeare Bay, Marlborough Sounds, for $3.5M.

Port Marlborough’s Shakespeare Bay is a sheltered deepwater location ideally suited to forestry exports and other bulk products, with a 16-metre draft and 10 hectares of storage area adjacent the 200m long Waimahara Wharf facility.

The Company completed the earthworks contract for this port development, involving site development for construction of wharf and log storage facilities. The contract involved the realignment of SH76, demolition of an old freezing works, supply and lay of riprap adjacent the berths, and 600,000 m3 of earthworks including reclamation, drill and blast, and crushing onsite.

Environmental effects from site works were monitored throughout the construction period by external consultants, and no breaches were recorded.

In 1997 at the NZ CONTRACTORS FEDERATION Canterbury Contractor of the Year Awards the company won the Canterbury Major Projects Award for this successfully completed contract.

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