Biomarine Factory Warkworth

Q Construction were engaged to construct an Oyster processing factory.

The new factory consisted of coolstore insulated panels, precast walls and floor on suspended structural steel frame. Ground conditions were particuarlarly challenging, with the building on piles at depths of over 20m.

Biomarine has been operating since 1974, currently in this modern processing plant near Warkworth constructed by Q. For around 20 years Biomarine has been part of a Joint-Venture with other New Zealand oyster growers to export oysters. The partners of this joint venture have collaborated on market development to bring high quality New Zealand oysters to the world.

In 2010 the company began operating a new farm, New Zealand’s largest, on the Kaipara Harbour. This farm has been built with sustainability in mind in a remote location on the North Island west coast. Oysters from this farm are marketed as Kaipara Oysters.

Biomarine NZ
Project Value
March 2014 - December 2014
Hutchinson Engineers
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