Projects

Eastland Group

Upper log yard

  • Recent $12 million upgrade completed in September 2015
  • This milestone is the culmination of seven years of consultation and planning, extending the yard’s footprint to 2.4 hectares
  • The upper log yard’s world-class storm water treatment system includes two Lamella clarifier systems that can treat up to fifty cubic meters of water every hour

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Eastland Port Projects

Eastland Port Projects

Eastland Port's upper log yard

Southern log yard

  • Includes $16 million worth of asphalt to seal all 6.7 hectares
  • Starting in January 2011 the project was completed in 2013
  • At the time this was the largest yard built by the port since Eastland Group purchased it in 2003
  • This log yard increased log storage at the port by around 25% to a total of around 115,000 tonnes
Eastland Port Projects

Eastland Port Projects

Waimata tug boat

  • Built in Vietnam by DAMEN in 2014, to replace the 37 year-old Turihaua
  • The Waimata is a $12 million investment for the East Coast region
  • At 24 metres, the Waimata is a far larger and stronger tug than the Turihaua
  • Ship sizes have increased greatly over the past few years and the Waimata offers greater safety when manoeuvring large ships in the limited space of our harbour
Eastland Port Projects

Eastland Port Projects

The future

Our port is still in catch-up mode. Our key focus is building new infrastructure to meet export demands while meeting best practice environmental compliance.

Despite appearances the port has not made an excess profit. Instead we have invested in gearing up for expected export volumes.

Eastland Port Projects

Eastland Port Projects

Matawhero Log Yard

We hold a resource consent to extend the current Matawhero site further to meet increasing volumes through the port. We are working to complete the first two stages of this three-part project which will increase the current 1.5 hectares of log storage by an additional 2.8 hectares.

This extension will allow us to manage expected peaks in log storage more effectively.

Berth optimisation and marine development plan

We have been working hard to better understand the dynamics of the local marine environment that our port is exposed to. This work combined with the modelling and dynamic simulation work will help inform how we can invest most effectively to meet the growing demand for export services from the forestry sector.

Eastland Port Projects

Eastland Port Projects