Building on our long-standing relationship with Fonterra, this project makes maximum use of its 21,000m², including in the build an Environmental Load Area (ELA) and lowered forklift dock.
We have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Fonterra in the past. In this instance, we offered a Design Build solution to meet their requirements — similar in scope to other large-scale projects done in the past. However, this Fonterra project needed to conform to an unusual construction site footprint, giving rise to some unique challenges along the way.
As part of a milk processing centre expansion at Pahiatua, Dairy giant Fonterra decided to build an additional dry storage facility to increase the dairy export quota of its North Island complex. Our Design Build solution had to maximise available space and incorporate an Environmental Load Area (ELA), which allowed direct loading to trains. This system also incorporated a lowered dock which forklifts can be driven onto and from which products can be directly loaded into containers, ready for shipment by rail.
One particular design requirement of this project was the specification for a 184m long in-situ concrete retaining wall built to conform to the unique topography of the construction site. Among one of our larger builds, the finished project makes good use of its space and reinforces our longstanding relationship with Fonterra.