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 is aimed at developing 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, providing improved accessibility and greater operational flexibility, and helping to accommodate increased passenger numbers.
Working on this highly specialised Marine work, GRIT brought on Cory Burrows, a NACE 3 Certified Coating Inspector, onto the project as well as Hendrik Eloff our Durability, Corrosion and Coating inspector. Cory has over 15 years’ experience working in mining and marine coating projects and Hendrik more than 13 years’ experience in industrial projects, asset management and maintenance having been exposed to working in extremely corrosive environments before. Our team has provided guidance around the coating work execution and has been instrumental on identifying improvements to be made on the quality management system such as developing fit for purpose inspection test plans. This is key in making sure 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, as well as monitoring all aspects of the coating process from surface preparation to final DFT and visual inspections. At GRIT we make use of 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.