Orams Marine Services Ltd & Auckland Council company Panuku Development Auckland Ltd have signed a development agreement for a new marine refit facility next to Orams Marine Village in the Wynyard Quarter (outlined in image above).
The land, known as Site 18, is on the corner of Beaumont & Jellicoe Sts. It will feature a marine haulout & refit facility targeting vessels up to 800 tonnes, commercial buildings & an apartment tower on the northern end.
Auckland mayor Phil Goff said when the agreement was signed the facility was expected to generate over 500 jobs, including as many as 200 apprenticeships: “A piece of currently poorly utilised land will become the heart of a thriving marine enterprises precinct, which carries on the historic presence of boat building in this area. Built in time for the America’s Cup 36 races, the precinct will benefit hugely from the refit work which will be generated during the challenge from visiting superyachts & vessels. There can be no better time to launch this facility.”
The facility will also provide maintenance facilities for Auckland’s ferries, fishing vessels & commercial vessels.
The development agreement is conditional on the approval of the Overseas Investment Office, which is expected to be known late this month.
The seawall at the site will be replaced and contamination remediation works undertaken.
30 June 2010: Orams starts work on slipway upgrade
Attribution: Panuku release.