Tug Wharf Repair

Tug Wharf RepairLocation:  Wellington Waterfront

Completed:  2016

Project Value:  $596 K

Client:  Wellington City Council

Repairs to three inter-connected wharf structures built at various times throughout the last 100 years. The Tug Wharf breastworks and promenades form the northern section of the main pedestrian thoroughfare along the Wellington waterfront.

A summary of the project scope:

  • Demolition and repair of timber and reinforced concrete wharf components
  • Heritage requirements for retaining components from 100-year-old timber wharf
  • Strengthening of wharf piles using FRP jackets
  • Working above and below water with marine construction divers
  • Working adjacent to public pedestrians
  • Strict Health & Safety and Environmental requirements

This project was extended into 2017 to repair earthquake damage to wharf structures along the Wellington waterfront caused by the Kaikoura earthquake. Based on the successful outcomes of the Tug Wharf project, Wellington City Council was happy to negotiate with GK Shaw and allow us to work together with the Project Engineers to plan optimal repair strategies and undertake remedial work to a range of damaged wharf structures.