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Ravensdown New Plymouth


 The former Ravensdown Fertiliser works in Taranaki is a flagship project for the New Plymouth community and the Client. Therefore, it was important that the asbestos contamination and the historical and cultural significance of the land be the key consideration for the contractor involved.

Other challenges included structurally damaged buildings, traffic management, noise, dust, and erosion and sediment control.

Nikau was selected and worked in collaboration with the LTA and others from consent stage through to onsite execution in a seamless and unified manner that contributed to the project’s success.

Contractor Responsibilities:

  • Safe deconstructions works located adjacent and partially on to protected waterway and historical Pa site.

  • Work with local Iwi and others to provide opportunities for mahi & training.

  • Located within high industrial and public space including on main arterial routes within New Plymouth.

  • Install of significant sediment and erosion controls across the whole site.

  • Safe removal of 800t of asbestos cladding using crane and basket.

  • Salvage of significant quantities of native and exotic timbers for reuse.

  • Demolition of all structures, slabs, and foundations and recycling over 30,000t on concrete for onsite backfilling.

  • Removal and disposal of over 7,000t of contaminated material, all transported back to Hampton Downs Landfill in Waikato.

  • Civil Works consisting of 25,000m3 of cut and fill.

  • Over 8000t of steel recycled.