Lyttelton Port - Channel Dredging




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Lyttelton Port - Channel Dredging
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STATUS: Prospective pipeline
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

To accommodate larger vessels, Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is proposing a channel deepening project which will see the depth of the shipping channel increase by five to six metres to allow for larger ships.

The harbour has a natural depth of five to 12 metres, but with successive dredging a shipping channel with a consistent depth of 12.5 metres has been formed. To allow bigger ships to call at Lyttelton Harbour, LPC needs to deepen the existing channel to approximately 17 to 18 metres. LPC is proposing to lengthen the existing channel by approximately 6.5 kilometres and widen it by 20 metres. The additional channel depth will support LPC as the South Island’s major international trade gateway.

Before any work can commence on the channel deepening project, LPC must gain resource consent under the Resource Management Act. The application for consent has been lodged with Environment Canterbury. Assuming consent is granted with conditions acceptable to all parties, the first stage of work is expected to commence in 2018. Each of the project’s two stages will take around nine to 12 months.

The total project will cost between circa NZ$120 million (A$110 million). This is dependent on tender responses from dredging companies.



Last reviewed: 29/08/2018

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