GRIT was brought on board as an independent Coatings Inspections Specialist to manage the Auckland Ferry Terminal redevelopment. We were excited to be working closely with South Pacific Industrial, Metspray NZ and AkzoNobel on this project.
The project aims to develop the ferry terminal into a world-class facility suitable for Auckland’s growing transport needs. The redevelopment plan involves creating six new berths on the west side of Queens Wharf while decommissioning Pier 3 to enable greater public access, improve accessibility and greater operational flexibility, and helping to accommodate increased passenger numbers.
GRIT has years of experience in durability, corrosion and coating inspections within industrial projects, asset management and maintenance. Our team has guided the coating work execution and has been instrumental in identifying improvements to the quality management system, such as developing fit for purpose inspection test plans. This is key in ensuring the specifications are met, and the terminal will stand the test of time in the harsh marine environment.
To verify the quality of the coating work, GRIT utilises destructive and non-destructive methods such as adhesion tests, high voltage holiday testing, and monitoring all aspects of the coating process from surface preparation to final DFT and visual inspections. At GRIT, we use digital reporting, ensuring more accurate reports, creating efficiencies and saving time for our clients, which is always essential for projects of this nature.
We are proud to be the coating inspections specialist looking after the project, ensuring the quality of the job and that the project is a success.