Massive travelift part of Orams’ refit

Massive travelift part of Orams’ refit
Located right next to the existing Orams Marine facility the new development will feature a marine haul-out and refit facility, commercial buildings and a residential apartment block

Earthworks are underway for stage one of the new Orams Marine refit facility at Wynyard Quarter. Due to be completed by October 2020, stage one will deliver a marine travelift with an 820 tonne lifting capacity.
Orams Marine managing director Craig Park says that earthworks are extensive to prepare the site to carry the load of the massive lift. Orams Marine already has bookings for super-yachts, which will utilise the new equipment from October 2020.
Located on the corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe streets right next to the existing Orams Marine facility the development will feature a marine haul- out and refit facility, commercial buildings and a residential apartment block. Craig says it will take until late 2021 for the marine aspect of the project to be completed.
The project is being undertaken via a development agreement between Auckland Council development agency Panuku Development Auckland and Orams Marine. Panuku has granted Orams a 125-year ground lease for Site 18, which covered 1.64 hectares, and for Orams’ current premises at Sites 32 and 33.
The expansion process will see a row of existing buildings between the two sites demolished to form one large open hardstand area.Craig says that it was increasing demand for Orams Marine’s services which prompted the huge development.
“We’re currently at capacity year round. This project will also form a hub for the Auckland marine industry as we’ll have a large collection of tenants on the site so we can continue to offer a real one stop shop service for clients.”
He says being able to offer everything on one site and in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city by population is unusual in the market and a real point of difference.
Orams Marine currently has a 600 tonne slipway and a 75 tonne travel lift. It is the largest servicer of superyachts in the Pacific region and completes work on an average of 15 superyachts weighing up to 600 tonnes and 60 metres long each year.. The new facility will enable work to be under-taken on superyachts up to 70 metres long and 820 tonnes.

Massive travelift part of Orams’ refit
Located right next to the existing Orams Marine facility the new development will feature a marine haul-out and refit facility, commercial buildings and a residential apartment block

Orams can currently work on three superyachts at a time on their existing hardstand; the new facility will enable Orams to work on up to 11 vessels on the new larger hardstand, essentially tripling capacity. Staff numbers are expected to increase from 150 to nearly 500. Orams Marine’s facilities are booked out until early 2021.
Currently there are 38 tenants at the Orams Maine Village who subcontract to Orams on projects. When the new facility is completed there will be over 50. Craig says that Orams Marine is presently in talks with some high profile marine tenants who are interested in being based in the new facility.
Craig says the New Zealand superyacht market is increasing each year and New Zealand is increasingly on the radar as an attractive destination for superyacht owners. He says the facility will have positive implications for wider Auckland and New “Zealand.
“It gives superyachts a location where they can get work completed and anchors New Zealand’s position in the world superyacht market. “And of course this means spin offs for tourism and the whole economy as people come here and stay to experience all that New Zealand has to offer.”
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