• Ōpōtiki Harbour Transformational Project
  • Ōpōtiki Harbour Transformational Project

The Project:

Over two years, $50 million was spent to create a useable harbour entrance in Ōpōtiki Township, and a commercially viable level of access to marine vessels servicing a proposed offshore aquaculture development project. Project scope included:

  • upgrading entrance into Ōpōtiki Harbour so that a minimum channel depth of about 3.7m (at mid tide) is maintained
  • new river entrance 400m east of existing entrance
  • two, 500m-long training walls, 120m apart, providing a channel width of at least 60m navigable in wave heights of up to 2m
  • existing river entrance channel to be closed

Resolve Group:

  • was engaged by Ōpōtiki District Council to develop a Procurement Strategy that ensured value for money, transparency, defendable outcomes and a high degree of probity. The Procurement Strategy needed to be sufficiently flexible to allow for the possibility of support infrastructure for the aquaculture project
  • assisted with ongoing professional procurement advice for the Specimen Design phase