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America’s Cup Wharf

The America's Cup Wharf was built to host the 2021 America's Cup. The Busck team delivered over 8,800 tonnes of precast, pile casings and pile rebar cages.

Hobson Wharf extension, with a footprint of 82m x 72m, is designed with

  • Precast corbels on 84 piles (7 bents x 12 piles per bent)
  • Precast headstock beams (39.5t) spanning 2 piles per unit – 10m long
  • Precast tie and deck units (27t and 14t) spanning 9.9 – 10.7m between headstocks

For the Hobson Wharf structure, a total of 492 elements (42 headstocks + 72 tie planks and 378 deck planks) were cast over a twenty-four week period consuming 3,345m3 concrete plus 860t of reinforcing steel.

By using sea transport from Whangarei to Auckland the project diverted approximately 64,000 km of road transport to sea transport. Eliminated 561 No. inner-city articulated truck movements and all of this was achieved ahead of schedule.

6 barge loads transported a total of 8,800 tonnes of precast, pile casings and pile rebar cages direct to the worksite from Busck’s Whangarei site.

Both Busck’s capability, experience and the perfect location at Port Whangarei, contributed to the success of this project.

Busck is extremely proud to have been awarded the Concrete NZ Extra Distance Award for this project. Murray Ford, Precast Manager for the Wynyard Edge Alliance (WEA) commented that Busck’s ‘above and beyond commitment’ to the success of the project, flexible approach and pro-activity and assistance were very much welcomed and fully appreciated. This award recognises our uncompromising commitment to customer satisfaction, something which the Busck team prides ourselves on every day.