Major Contract

Waitohi Picton - Interislander Ferry Terminal Replacement

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Waitohi Picton - Interislander Ferry Terminal Replacement

The Interislander Ferry Terminal at Waitohi Picton is being redeveloped as part of the Interislander Ferry Replacement project. 

Delivery of the terminal has been split into four main works packages: 

  • Terminal Construction
  • Railway Civils and Construction
  • Marine and Structures, and
  • Civil Works

The Terminal at Waitohi Picton  is being procured separately to the terminal at Kaiwharawhara Wellington. 

Key Dates

Dec 2019 Project Announcement
Jun 2022 RFT Open: Terminal Marine and Structures package and/or Civil wo
Jun 2022 RFT Open: Terminal Building Construction Services
Aug 2022 RFT Open: Mechanical Depot Construction Services
Aug 2022 RFT Open: Rail Civils and Railway Construction Services
2023 Expected Construction Commencement

Procurement

Procuring Agency: KiwiRail
Related contracts:
Detailed Design
Successful Tenderer - WSP and Jacobs

PROJECT HISTORY

Dec 2019 A community engagement session was held for the redevelopment of Picton Ferry Precinct.
Mar 2020 The plans for redevelopment of Picton Ferry Precinct were opened for further public consultation. The consultation period ended in April 2020.
Jun 2020 KiwiRail issued a Notices of Information for the market engagement process for construction and maintenance of the Picton Ferry Terminal Project. The New Zealand Government also announced the resource consent approval for the Picton Ferry Dock and Terminal Upgrade will be fast-tracked under the COVID-19 Recovery Bill. This would reduce the consenting time to 45 to 70 working days.
Oct 2020 KiwiRail issued another Notice of Information updating the market that the procurement commencement for the Waitohi Picton Ferry Precinct Redevelopment is now expected in the first quarter of 2021.
2020 In late 2020, KiwiRail and Port Marlborough engaged with the market on the Picton Ferry Terminal Upgrade and expressed their preference to procure the design and construction of the new ferry terminal as a 'pure Alliance' contract.
May 2021 The project was approved by the expert consenting panel under the fast-track consenting process.
Aug 2021 Issuing a Notice of Information to the market, KiwiRail, CentrePort and Port Marlborough announced they no longer seek to procure the design and construction of the new Picton Ferry Terminal as an Alliance contract, as announced in late 2020. Instead the design of both Wellington and Picton ferry terminal upgrades are now expected to be procured as a single design-only contract, termed the 'Terminals Design Services' package. A separate procurement process would be conducted for the construction of the terminals.
Sep 2021 KiwiRail opened a Request for Tender process for Terminal Design Services, closing on 26 October.
Oct 2021 KiwiRail released updated concept designs for the Waitohi Picton Terminal. The new designs incorporate new rail connection designs, removal of requirement for back-up ferry berth, and reduction of overbridge size.
Feb 2022 WSP and Jacobs were awarded the Detailed Design contract for the project.
Jun 2022 KiwiRail opened a Request for Tender process for the Terminal Marine and Structures package and/or Civil works, closing on the 15th of July.
Jun 2022 KiwiRail opened a Request for Tender process for the Terminal Building Construction Services, closing on the 7th of July.
Jul 2022 Enabling works for the project commenced.
Aug 2022 KiwiRail opened a Request for Tender process for the Mechanical Depot Construction Services, closing 22nd of September.
Aug 2022 KiwiRail opened a Request for Tender process for the Rail Civils and Railway Construction Services, closing on the 28th of September.