Ports and harbours

Tonkin + Taylor is New Zealand’s leading Environmental and Engineering Consultancy with 40 years' experience specialising in environmental, civil, structural, geotechnical and water resource engineering.  These skills have been combined to develop a strong expertise in all facets of coastal and marine engineering, planning and science.

Variables in coastal and port engineering fields are complex. Work in this area requires balance and a high level of expertise as environments are delicate, hostile and destructive. Our multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and planners has a successful international track record.

Areas of expertise

Field investigations

  • Field investigations
  • Port master plans
  • Design of maritime structures
  • Rehabilitation of existing structures
  • Berthing availability 
  • Dredging studies
  • Numerical modelling
  • Coastal impact assessments
  • Planning and consenting

Recent projects

Port Waitangi
Design and construction of a new port for Waitangi, Chatham Islands including reclamation, xbloc breakwater and two new wharves

Whangamata Marina
Detailed design and construction monitoring of the Whangamata Marina and boat ramp

Tauranga Marina Breakwater
Design, effects assessment and consenting of breakwater improvements for the Tauranga Bridge Marina

Westport - Port Klang, Malaysia
Maritime and geotechnical detailed design for a
4km port and wharf extension, including eight new container terminals, dredging and reclamation

Orakei Marina
Design of a 170 berth marina with 550m of breakwaters, wharf and pavements

Tryphena Ferry Terminal Development
Preparation of a master plan for the development of the Tryphena Ferry terminal on Great Barrier Island and detailed design of reclamations and seawalls

Centreport, Wellington
Seawall and pavement rehabilitation following earthquake damage

Key Contacts

Grant Pearce Grant Pearce

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